Peer mediation is a process
where youth are used to help their peers help themselves in resolving
their conflicts. The
Prevention Intervention Center offer schools one-three days of training
students and staff who are chosen by their peers and teachers.
Peer Mediation programs used includes
©Peaceful Endeavors and Best Practices
in conflict Resolution. CCSD
has also developed a DVD in Peer Mediation that was sent out to all of
CCSD schools. Below is a
brief description of the DVD and a link to the video.
Peer Mediation 101 Cobb County Style!
The Prevention Intervention Center in
collaboration with Campbell High School, North Cobb High School,
Allatoona High School, Harrison High School, and Area Superintendent
James Carter, looks at how Peer Mediation is currently being utilized in
Cobb County schools. This
DVD, which was produced by David Owen, explores the value of
implementing Peer Mediation programs throughout our district.
Facilitated by Jeff Dess, a Prevention Specialist with the
Prevention Intervention Center, Cobb County School System and a
registered Neutral with the state of GA; Peer Mediation 101 explores the
components of setting up a Peer Mediation program through interviews
with counselors and students who have mediation programs actively
running in their schools. Included in this informative 30-minute video
is an actual mediation presented by four North Cobb High School
students. This DVD was mailed to every school in our county in hopes of
creating excitement around the idea of implementing a Peer Mediation
program in all of our schools.