Restorative Practices for Schools/ Youth – Focused Community Organizations
Community Mediation is able to step in when there is a need for serious responses to behavior. This can include mediation, community conferencing, and restorative circles. This can be used an a way of avoiding the use of punitive measures like detention, suspension, or explosion which send kids away when they make mistakes. We want to support our youth while still holding them accountable for their actions. This service is available for students, teachers, Parent Teacher Organizations, and administrators. Call us if you are in need of addressing serious issues in your school or community group to see if a restorative practice is right for your situation.
Training Services for Educators/ Youth – Focused Organizations
Community Mediation, Inc. (CM) provides a wide variety of conflict and communication services that can enhance school climate and safety; keep students in school; teach youth new leadership skills and provide students, school staff members and parents tools to effectively manage and resolve conflict. CM has several tiers of training and consulting to meet the needs of each school. Contact our Program Coordinator for more information.
CM provides professional, facilitative mediation services for conflicts ranging from wage disputes that occur in the school or youth focused setting. We are able to send our trained mediators into your school or youth organization and facilitate mediations. These mediations can be done right at the school or here in our Hamden office. Contact us to see if mediation is right for you.
CM provides professional, impartial facilitation services for small and large group discussions, faculty or staff retreats, parent/teacher meetings, and other community dialogues. CM staff members and volunteers have experience facilitating multiple meetings to address a particular topic and open dialogues to build community.
A CM staff member can provide professional, competent consultation services for teachers, administrators, youth serving organizations, and youth who may benefit from individual coaching in general effective communication skills or specific techniques to address a particular conflict.