Peer Mediation Program Resources


Youth Peer Mediation is America's #1 Choice for training youth in conflict resolution, school mediation and youth restorative justice practices! This student mediation training system is a Train-the-Trainer model that is perfect for training youth ages 9 to 18. This peer mediation workbook promotes restorative justice, peer power, builds school moral, and decreases bullying! In-fact, it is proven to interrupt the negative behavior pattern of...

The purpose of this manual is to provide easy-to-follow instruction in peer mediation training for youth.  The methods provided have a documented track record and have been thoroughly tested and proven by the authors, who have been mediating and providing mediation training to youth and adults for over 25 years.

We design and implement creative programs that change the way people think about and respond to differences and conflict. Our programs raise awareness, build skills and increase the possibility of just communities and schools.

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) brings violence prevention and education to several schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District through our youth program  titled Peace Makers and Mediators (PM²).

In 2010, Avis Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Dispute Resolution Program, and Buzz Wilms, UCLA Professor of Education, founded the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles. The foundation of the Institute’s work is a year-round series of undergraduate courses called “Restoring Civility: Understanding, Using, and Resolving Conflict.” The courses are sponsored by the Education Department and by the Cesar E. Chavez Departme...

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These materials are contributed by leading conflict resolution organizations in Los Angeles and by the Association for Conflict Resolution.  


The Association for Conflict Resolution started Conflict Resolution Day in 2005 and makes available a log list of suggested activities. See the list of contributors in the School Packet Intro.

Getting Started

Karen Crowley-Marks Components of Peer Mediation Program

Implementation Guide - A Complete School Curriculum Grades 6-8


School Tools by Western Justice Center

Lesson Plans by County of Los Angeles, Dept. of Community & Senior Services

Benefits of Conflict Resolution

Article, Can Kindness Be Taught?

Study, Direct Instruction & Guided Practice Matter in Conflict Resolution and Social - Emotional Learning

Newsletter, Building a Sustainable Conflict Resolution Field Using Cross-Generational Bridges 

Book, The Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Chapter Forty-Seven, Conflict Resolution in Schools

Making Peace Program


We are especially proud of our documentary Making Peace: Kids and Their Conflict Stories, and have included all the information you need to create a Making Peace Program of your own.


This program is the first of its kind to interview middle school mediators and hear in their own voices what mediation means to them and the students they serve.


These young mediators resolve student interpersonal conflicts and provide a sympathetic ear to students who just want to talk to someone who's not an adult.


This program provides an opportunity for a wide diversity of students to contribute to their schools through service and without the recognition that other students may receive for other various school activities.


These contributing students are athletes, cheerleaders, musicians, scholars, and kids down the hall who "just want to help other students."


Click here to view documentary.

Study, The Impact of Peer Mediation Training on the Management of School and Home Conflicts

Article, The Kids are Not All Right  - Mandating Peer Mediation as an Anti-Bullying Measure in Schools

Article, Unlocking the Learning Potential in Peer Mediation:  An Evaluation of Peer Mediator Modeling and Disputant Learning 

Our Mission

To support and promote programs in K-12 schools that teach students conflict management skills and enrich their lives into adulthood.


Address: 2390 Crenshaw Blvd #213

Torrance, CA 90505

Telephone: 641-715-3900 ext 877948#