Peer leadership: Helping youth become change agents in their schools and communities

63-page pdf guide which, “provides educators, law enforcement personnel, parents, and other family
and community members with information and resources for establishing peer leadership
programs in secondary schools and youth service organizations that give students the skills and
confidence to stand up for civility in their schools and communities and to become role models in confronting bias-motivated harassment.” Includes a list of a variety of peer leadership program models from around the country and bibliographical references.

Conflict resolution and peer mediation, volume II: Elementary school guide

52-page pdf guide used to teach conflict resolution and peer mediation in elementary schools. Includes 10 lesson plans covering topics such as “dealing with feelings,” “building self-esteem,” “exploring the issue of stereotypes” and “introducing peer mediation to students.” Includes bibliography.

Review of WANEP’S peace education programme

Pdf document which reviews a three-year pilot program, “to promote a culture of nonviolence among young people as a preventive measure against violent conflicts,” created by the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP).

Recommended standards for school-based peer mediation programs

Twenty-eight page document presenting standards for school-based peer mediation programs that are designed to enhance quality and stimulate thought among youth and adult participants in peer mediation programs. Aids in the creation and implementation of programs, designing curricula and evaluation procedures, funding and promoting programs, providing professional development and setting guidelines for research.

Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Orgs

A manual in pdf format providing an overview of various models for conflict resolution education program implementation. The first chapter defines conflict as a natural condition and examines the origins of conflict, responses to conflict, and the outcomes of those responses. It introduces four approaches to implementing conflict resolution education. Each of the next four chapters discusses one of these approaches and presents examples of programs that use the approach. One chapter describes an approach to conflict resolution education characterized by devoting a specific time to teaching the foundation abilities, principles, and one or more of the problemsolving processes in a separate course or distinct curriculum. Another chapter describes an approach in which selected, trained individuals provide neutral third-party facilitation in conflict resolution. A chapter presents an approach that incorporates conflict resolution education into the core subject areas of the curriculum and into classroom management strategies, and another chapter presents a comprehensive whole-school methodology that builds on the previous approach. The next two chapters address conflict resolution education in settings other than traditional schools. The final three chapters address more overarching topics: conflict resolution research and evaluation; a developmental sequence of behavioral expectations in conflict resolution; and the process of developing, implementing, and sustaining a conflict resolution program.

Peer mediation

Powerpoint presentation introducing the concept of peer mediation.

World of CRE

Powerpoint presentation examining peer mediation.