Student Mediation The Delaware Valley Middle School Counseling Department helps to maintain a positive environment by providing student mediations to help resolve conflict. The school counselors and school social workers serve as a mediator in situations that arise among the student body. There are many benefits of providing student mediations.
- The use of mediation to resolve school based disputes can result in improved communication between and among students, teachers, administrators, and parents. It can, improve the school climate as well as provide an area for addressing student concerns.
- The use of mediation as a conflict resolution method can result in a reduction of violence, vandalism, chronic school absences, and discipline referrals.
- Acknowledging that our students are competent to participate in the resolution of their own conflict encourages students self esteem and will provide students with skills such as active listening, critical thinking, and problem solving.