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.
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?
In April 2016 our “First ADR Kit” strategic partnership journey began. Different representatives of 5 partners – Estonia, Italy, Norway, Poland and United Kingdom managed the first kick-off meeting of First ADR Kit strategic partnership. It was the first step of the long-term project that is going to last for 2 years, in which partner countries will develop new tools of teaching mediation in youth projects.
On 20 January 2017 Marzena Ples and Ufuk Bal, participants of FirstADRKit project, were speakers during the academic conference “Open Youth Work” in Vilnius. They have presented the concept of Altenrative Dispute Resolution in youth work and presented what the whole team have done so far in the project.
The week from the 13th to the 19th March 2017 the Italian NGO Vicolocorto hosted in Pesaro participants of “First ADR Kit” on the Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Youth Work. The participants met again 6 months after the first meeting in Worcester, UK, and the activities and the Italian sun contributed to […]