When it comes to developing one’s social competences, mediation and communication skills are only a part of a package. Recently we took part in a project “Understanding My Journey” that helps to develop and practice many more skills useful for young people
Running out of ideas on how to teach mediation in youth projects? We have a surprise for you! Together with our partners we have prepared for you a set of 10 new workshops in a new toolkit Ready to Mediate? Direction: Youth!
More and more initiatives are trying to promote mediation among young people or in work with youth. If you are a youth worker yourself, maybe you have already stumbled upon this idea and are wondering now, is there a place for mediation in my work as a social worker, teacher, facilitator or volunteer? What can I get from it and how can I implement it in my everyday work? Here are some good ideas for you!
While working with youth, how often do you hear one of these sentences?
‘I won’t do it!’
‘It is stupid, you are stupid, I don’t like it.’
More often than you can count? That means you are definitely a youth worker with experience and you know that sometimes, while approaching youth, you need to first combat their defences and understand what their priorities and needs in life are.
What is mediation according to youth workers who took part Training Course “Learning Academy – Mediation in voluneering”? Find out watching a short video by Mohammed Bemedhaf.
It’s here, it’s ready and it is made precisely for you! Our “Handbook on conflict resolution education” is available to download and use in your daily work with young people.
We are happy to invite you to an interdisciplinary student conference “Mediation in Youth Work” that will take place in Krakow. The aim of the conference is to discuss mediation – one of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods (ADR) and its role and use in work with young people aged 13-30. We will focus on different ideas on how to implement mediation and ADR in youth education, the role of conflict in youth development and application of non-formal learning in the field of conflict resolution education.
First ADR Kit is all about youth and their competences. To help young people develop their skills in conflict resolution we have prepared and tested 12 innovative and interactive workshops that can be used in schools, camps or youth projects.
A brief introduction to Restorative Justice. Although mediation is a common aspect of both ADR and Restorative Justice there is a very important and defining difference.
Imagine you are the owner of a factory producing scarves. Next to your factory there is a place manufacturing sweatshirts. You both use the same fabric for production, but one day, due to delivery problems, only half of the needed amount for both factories is delivered. What do you do?