Thursday, October 15, 2015
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As part of Conflict Resolution Day, the SCMA and SCMA Education Foundation will highlight Peer Mediation programs in schools. Peer Mediation is conflict resolution by youth for youth. It is a process by which two or more students involved in a dispute meet in a private, safe and confidential setting to work out problems with the assistance of a trained student mediator. Come learn about the different Peer Mediation programs, including programs held by University High School in Los Angeles and the Western Justice Center in Pasadena, as well as their impact on the students’ lives, the climate of the schools, and the community at large.
This event will include speeches from student peer mediators regarding mediator training, their experiences in mediation, and the effects of the program. The event will also include a panel discussion with both peer mediation coordinators and student peer mediators from local middle and high schools. Jason Harper, Mediator and Alternative Dispute Resolution Consultant with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, will moderate the panel. We encourage mediators to attend as well as school administrators, counselors, teachers and parents.
Please join us for a dynamic night where we recognize mediation being practiced by the youngest members of our community.
SCMA Professional Development Series
The SCMA Professional Development Series provides mediators with an opportunity to enhance their mediation practice. The series includes discussions on skill building, practice tips, social networking and marketing tools geared towards growing one’s practice.