Our Mission

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

Contact 

Address: 2390 Crenshaw Blvd #213

Torrance, CA 90505

Telephone: 641-715-3900 ext 877948#

Email:  scmaef@gmail.com

© 2018 SCMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

What's New

How peer mediation programs in schools help reduce violence and bullying

A day-long conference for everyone interested in giving students the life skills in conflict resolution and mediation they need for academic, personal, and professional success.

PEER MEDIATION VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS Have you ever wanted to tell the world how being a peer mediator has changed your life? Have you ever wanted to be an

We are honored to have them help coach and guide us as the organization continues to grow and thrive.

Ken Cloke

Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center of Dispute Resolution, and a mediator, arbitrator, consultant, and trainer, specializing in resolving multiparty conflicts and designing dispute resolution system for organizations for almost 40 years.  He is the author of Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution; Resolving Confli...

KMC was honored to receive a very generous donation from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) on November 3, 2018 at the SCMA Fall Conference.  The donation was a surprise and we were so excited to be the beneficiary of this amazing gift and it will go along way in helping our organization to support existing and new peer mediation programs in our schools. We would like to formally acknowledge and Thank India Johnson and Michael Powell from...

Karen Crowley-Marks receives 2018 Director’s Award at SCMA Fall Conference Dinner November 2, 2018 for her commitment to Peer Mediation at University High School in Los Angeles.

It all started in 2007 when Principal Elois McGhee had a vision to start a peer mediation program at Uni High School and appointed Karen to start it. Karen had no knowledge of peer mediation, but took the challenge to implement the program with six students. 

Eleven years l...

St. Joseph’s High School Win Video Contest.  We asked peer mediators to make a 60 second video about what peer mediation means to them and the students at St. Joseph High School in Lakewood put together a great video that addresses the conflicts that they might experience today, and we are awarding them the $200 prize.

Michael works closely with construction industry associations as liaison for the AAA’s National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC).  In this capacity, he assists the corporate, legal and public sector communities in educating them on the various dispute avoidance and resolution techniques.

Amber Ali joined the Board in June.  As both a mediator and ADR professional, Amber Ali's dedication to mediation began as a peer mediator in middle school. After completing a graduate degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Amber returned to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Civic Mediation Project as a Program Coordinator working with community and youth mediation programs. Amber's personal and professional contributions af...

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October 4, 2019

How peer mediation programs in schools help reduce violence and bullying

April 12, 2019

Symposium on Kids Managing Conflict:

Building Community for Our Future Peacemakers 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Schedule

8:15-8:45 AM            Registration

8:45 -10:15 AM        Opening Session: Mojave

Welcome and Overview: 

Sally Patchen, President KMC

            Andy Shelby, President-Elect SCMA...

March 18, 2019

A day-long conference for everyone interested in giving students the life skills in conflict resolution and mediation they need for academic, personal, and professional success.

March 13, 2019

PEER MEDIATION VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS Have you ever wanted to tell the world how being a peer mediator has changed your life? Have you ever wanted to be an

March 1, 2019

We are honored to have them help coach and guide us as the organization continues to grow and thrive.

Ken Cloke

Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center of Dispute Resolution, and a mediator, arbitrator, consultant, and trainer, specializing in resolving multiparty conflicts and designing dispute resolution system for organizations for almost 40 years.  He is the author of Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resoluti...

February 4, 2019

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...

February 4, 2019

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.

February 4, 2019

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.

February 4, 2019

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).

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