Having a Conflict?
Has someone made fun of you or teased you? Do you feel angry at someone and worry what you might do if you confront them? Did “he say” that “she said” that “you said”… and a rumor is going around the school? These are just some of the types of conflicts for which Peer Mediation is used.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a chance for you to sit face -to-face and talk, uninterrupted, so each side of the dispute is heard. There are several steps in the mediation process:
STEP 1– AGREE TO MEDIATE STEP
STEP 2– GATHER POINTS OF VIEW STEP
STEP 3– FOCUS ON INTERESTS STEP
STEP 4– CREATE WIN-WIN OPTIONS STEP
STEP 5– EVALUATE OPTIONS STEP
STEP 6- SIGN A MUTAL AGREEMENT
Why should you try Mediation?
There are many reasons why mediation will be helpful to you. Here are a few:
Conflicts that do not get resolved often end in fights, which could result in suspension.
Conflicts that do not get resolved often result in hurt feelings, which could cause you to lose friends.
You will learn an effective, responsible way to solves your own problems without adult’s doing it for you.
You will develop mutual respect and clear communication skills.
- You will make THS a more positive place to learn and grow.
How do I go about getting a conflict mediated?
It is very easy to request a mediation.
Pick up a mediation request form in any one of the house Guidance offices or the Library (near the stair case). Or Download the form...
Take 2 minutes to fill out the form and place it in the box labeled Peer Mediation in the Guidance Office.
Within a day, you will received notification of the time and place of the mediation. Mediations will be scheduled when the least amount of class time is missed. If you have any further questions, please see your Guidance Counselor, Mr. McLaughlin, or Mr. Mecca