Peer Mediation Training 4 Trainers Course
28th November @ 10:00 am - 29th November @ 4:00 pm
Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November 2018, 10am – 4pm
This two-day training, facilitated by our Peer Mediation Co-ordinator (Sarah Welsh, see biography below) would be an appropriate course for experienced family and community mediators, experienced youth and community workers and also teachers and school support workers (primary and secondary) who are motivated to work with young people in this field. No previous experience of delivering peer mediation is required. Mediators who have some experience of peer mediation are also welcome.
- Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver peer mediation training.
- Build training capacity and to increase the number of peer mediation trainers in Scotland.
- Work towards the development of validation and standardisation of peer mediation practice and training.
At the end of this two-day event attendees will be provided with the information required to deliver peer mediation training in schools. Participants will be given access to training materials, resources and information to help create a peer mediation training toolkit.
- Working in schools and within the school culture
- History and background of peer mediation in Scotland
- The place of peer mediation in a whole school approach to relationships
- Setting up peer mediation: consultancy and preparation
- Peer mediation models
- Training children and young people: guidelines, materials and golden rules
- Sustaining and maintaining peer mediation
- Monitoring and evaluation
Costs: £300 per attendee for the two days (£240 for Scottish Mediation members), including course handouts, lunch and refreshments. (Organisational members can send up to two people at member rates).
Pease note school staff from within the Peer Mediation project areas (Dundee, Angus and West Lothian) will be able to attend free of charge.
Sarah Welsh Biography
Sarah’s role as Peer Mediation Coordinator is to support the development of peer mediation in schools and to work towards building a sustainable peer mediation network of good practice that can be rolled out across Scotland. Her focus over the next 2 years will be to provide training for young people and adults in the school system and to external support organisations, who see the benefits of peer mediation for young people and for the school environment. Sarah joined Scottish Mediation in July 2017. She has a background in peer education and training with young people and has project managed in health, education and third sector organisations. She has practiced as a family, community, intergenerational and homeless prevention mediator for many years. Currently she is a tutor on the Relationship Scotland, Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited) course and delivers additional professional development courses to mediators.