ICAR Hosts Peer Mediation Conference

Posted: November 14, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Approximately 125 students and 20 facilitators from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are attending a mini-conference on peer mediation today in the Johnson Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) has been providing logistical support for the one-day conference, and ICAR students will present one of the five workshops.

The mini-conference is an opportunity for the high school students to get ready for the regional peer mediation conference to be held at the university in March 2004, as well as a time to share peer mediation experiences. Kevin Melton, who “grew up” in the FCPS peer mediation program, is the keynote speaker.

ICAR students will present a workshop on the future prospects for the high school students in peer mediation, “So What Now: Opportunities after High School.” The other workshops will be presented by the high school students.

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