cma is implementing (pmp) next school year

By: Casey Robinson on Apr 14, 2022 | Categories:

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On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Chaplain Hunter presented to the teachers a new program that is planning to be implemented next school year, Peer Mediation Program (PMP). The PMP is designed to help students resolve conflict among their peers without adult intervention. PMP is not new, as it has been in existence for decades in schools throughout the country. The benefits of this program are numerous; including:

1. Providing peer-based support for those who want to resolve conflict situations

2. Training students to positively influence their peers

3. Involving students in taking ownership of their frustrations in the school environment

4. Providing an alternative to punishment from the administration in conflict situations

5. Teaching students essential life skills

6. Building students’ conflict resolution skills through real-life practice

Chaplain Hunter will give a presentation to the students on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to provide them with information about this program. Once the students learn of the PMP, those interested in being a peer mediator and returning to attend CMA for the school year 2022-23 can apply to be a peer mediator. A PMP advisory committee will review the applications and select those students who are best qualified. Those students accepted to be peer mediators will have to provide a signed parent permission form to participate.

So, what are the qualifications to be a student peer mediator?

1. Maturity

2. Not a troublemaker (Doesn’t mean they have never been in trouble at CMA!)

3. Demonstrates sound judgment

4. Maintains confidentiality

5. Impartial

6. Generally respected by their peers

7. Good class grades (not necessarily an honor roll student)

Once the students have been accepted into the program, they, along with the advisory committee, will participate in an intense two-day training session before the beginning of the next school year (date to be determined).

CMA is doing great things, and the PMP is just a small part of our commitment to our students.

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