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  • Mediation Services - Mediation Seminars - Negotiation Skills - Dispute Mediation - Training in Conflict Resolution - Mediation Resources - Quabbin Mediation
    Divorce and Family Mediation Workplace Mediation Housing Consumer and Neighbor Mediation Links Resources Training Training Active Bystanders TAB Restorative Justice List of Schools and Programs Veterans Training Quabbin Mediation Veterans Program Becomes National Model Veterans Mediation Training Videos 2007 Letter to Veterans Map of Areas Served Skip navigation What is Mediation Peer Mediation Restorative Justice Veterans Mediation Divorce and Family Mediation Workplace Mediation Housing Consumer and Neighbor Mediation Links Resources

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  • Mediation Services - Mediation Seminars - Negotiation Skills - Dispute Mediation - Training in Conflict Resolution - Quabbin Mediation
    Programs Peer mediators are students who receive training in helping others resolve conflicts After the training they mediate disputes for fellow students Peer mediators are supervised by school staff and receive ongoing mediation training Peer mediators roles in their schools may also include assisting in conflict resolution training or co mediating parent student disputes Peer Mediation Training Quabbin Mediation works with school staff to develop program components prior to the training to ensure that once trained students teachers and the school community are educated about the mediation program Peer mediation training takes place in elementary middle and high schools and lasts from 12 18 hours The components of this training are the same as those of the basic mediation training for adults but geared to the appropriate age level For a brochure describing this program click here Conflict Resolution Training A unique aspect of Quabbin Mediation s conflict resolution training is Students Teaching Students STS the use of peer mediators as trainers They help to design and run training and serve as invaluable role models Conflict resolution is a powerful way that the individuals involved in a conflict often can find their own solution to the conflict Conflict resolution training helps students develop skills for constructive and positive conflict management The training is a whole class format and includes large and small group activities role playing and opportunities to practice skills throughout the training Conflict Resolution Training Helps Students To Understand Conflict is normal Conflict styles What escalates and de escalates a conflict Diversity and bias and the relation of each of these to conflict How emotions influence conflict Communication skills and Strategies for effective problem solving Quabbin Mediation conducts conflict resolution training in elementary middle and high school settings Trainers work with school personnel to meet the needs of the school and the classes participating in the training For a brochure describing this program click here Seminars Advanced Mediation Training In monthly mediation seminars trained peer mediators gather for advanced training in mediation discuss cases that have been mediated and for advanced role playing to keep their mediation skills sharp These seminars are also where peer mediators develop conflict resolution lessons to teach entire grades This is the innovativeStudents Teaching Students program developed by Quabbin Mediation school personnel and peer mediators The school s mediation advisor is involved in the seminars and is an integral part of the planning process to develop advanced training Peer Mediation gives other students a second chance it gives students a choice High School mediator Training Active Bystanders TAB Training Active Bystanders is a unique and innovative program Quabbin Mediation was developed in partnership with the Orange and Athol Police Departments the Ralph C Mahar Regional School District and the Athol Royalston Regional School District Students paired with a police officer teach their peers how to safely and non aggressively intervene in situations of bullying harassment or abuse For a list of participating schools and programs click here Training for Adults Circle Process Facilitation

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  • List of Schools and Programs Implementing QM Programs - Quabbin Mediation
    Training Quabbin Mediation Veterans Program Becomes National Model Veterans Mediation Training Videos 2007 Letter to Veterans Schools and Programs Implementing Quabbin Mediaiton Programs Restorative Justice Amherst Regional High School Athol High School Ralph C Mahar Regional School Putnam Vocational Technical Academy Pioneer Valley Regional School West Springfield High School Training Active Bystanders TAB Schools Massachusetts Amherst Regional High School Athol High School Athol Royalston Middle School Gateway Regional School Greenfield

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  • Veterans Training - Quabbin Mediation
    Veterans Quabbin Mediation trains and supports a wide range of military afiliated individuals and their families to mediate for their peers and others Veteran s Mediation Team Members Veterans and Active Duty Military National Guard and Military Reservists Dept of Defense Civilians Family Members Download our Brochure How the Program Began In February 2007 QM s executive director took a mediation inquiry call from a young man who had just returned from the Iraq War Coming from a multi generational military family she was struck hard by the realization that QM needed mediators competent to work with people fresh from combat 1 625 Served Between 2007 and 2014 our mediator trained veterans have provided mediation services for 1 625 veterans military and their families Cases have involved small claims matters family workplace housing and home retention consumer disputes neighbors divorce child custody and minor criminal matters 95 of the participants were satisfied with the outcome and would try mediation again themselves and would recommend the process to others How to Join Our Team Since 2007 50 veteran military affiliated individuals have received the 40 hour training These individuals come from all walks of life inclucing Local Town VSOs Veteran s

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  • Quabbin Mediation Veteran's Program Becomes National Model - Quabbin Mediation
    that cultural gap between soldiers and civilian mediators who haven t experienced what veterans may face after their years of service I talked it over with veterans agents Leo Parent and Steve Connor she said Within a couple months we had pulled together a professional mediation training for veterans and their family members Seven years later Quabbin Mediation has been recognized as one of six community mediation programs in the nation to develop best practices for veterans mediation services The National Association for Community Mediation and the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service JAMS hopes to replicate Quabbin Mediation s Veterans Mediation Training program in hundreds of community mediation programs across the country Veterans Mediation was created when Veterans Agents Parent of Franklin County and Connor serving Northampton and 10 other veterans or veterans family members took this free 36 hour training program Although not all 24 people who have taken the training course are working as mediators many like Parent have been able to use what they ve learned in their daily routines Parent a veteran had been a veteran s agent for at least 23 years when he took the training I think every veterans director should be taking this course he said It got me to understand when I m talking to a vet that there are two sides to the story It taught me how to talk to the veterans and to really talk to a parent or a spouse to understand what is really going on A lot of people don t really listen They re eager to move on They re in a hurry Tracy grew up in a multi generational military family and experienced culture shock when she moved away from her family and went to college during the Vietnam War era I personally

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  • Veterans Mediation Training Videos - Quabbin Mediation
    Peer Mediation Restorative Justice Veterans Mediation Divorce and Family Mediation Workplace Mediation Housing Consumer and Neighbor Mediation Links Resources Training Training Active Bystanders TAB Restorative Justice List of Schools and Programs Veterans Training Quabbin Mediation Veterans Program Becomes National Model Veterans Mediation Training Videos 2007 Letter to Veterans Map of Areas Served Skip navigation Training Active Bystanders TAB Restorative Justice List of Schools and Programs Veterans Training Quabbin Mediation Veterans

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  • 2007 Letter to Veterans - Quabbin Mediation
    and who works to prevent and intervene in domestic violence Darryl Benson a veteran of the Gulf War who is a member of the staff at Soldier On an agency working with homeless veterans Stan Moran a Korean War veteran and member of Amherst s Homeless Task Force As trained mediators veterans can help take care of their own instead of relying solely on government services People who have a conflict can figure out their own fair solution with the help of mediators This resource is non institutional and community based Quabbin Mediation based in Orange and North Central Mediation Services based in Leominster are two of the 15 community mediation programs in the state which are approved by the Mass courts to train supervise and support community mediators Usually we have two mediators working on a case when we have newly trained mediators they are always paired with an experienced mediator The mediation programs professional liability insurance covers all of their mediators staff consultants and volunteers Mediation is confidential under state law but only when the mediator is working with a court approved program With few exceptions such as if someone is in imminent danger mediators never divulge the content of a case This guarantee of confidentiality allows people to do the difficult work of solving their problems face to face knowing their personal information is secure Mediation is voluntary No one can be forced to the mediation table and anyone can leave it at any time Mediators do not take sides make judgments or suggestions Informed consent is another basic tenet of mediation Mediators are not counselors If someone is not able to understand and participate in the process then it is the mediator s responsibility to suspend the mediation and refer the participants to appropriate resources Having

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  • Areas Served: Mediation Services - Community-Based Nonprofit Organization - Trained Staff and Volunteer Mediators - Dispute Mediation - Quabbin Mediation
    What is Mediation Peer Mediation Restorative Justice Veterans Mediation Divorce and Family Mediation Workplace Mediation Housing Consumer and Neighbor Mediation Links Resources Training Training Active Bystanders TAB Restorative Justice List of Schools and Programs Veterans Training Quabbin Mediation Veterans Program Becomes National Model Veterans Mediation Training Videos 2007 Letter to Veterans Map of Areas Served Quabbin Mediation s Service Area Quabbin Mediation based in Orange serves Massachusetts towns in the

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