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Bexar County
Dispute Resolution Center

 

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Amigos in Mediation (AIM)

 

The Amigos in Mediation (AIM) peer mediation training program teaches school faculties and students ways to resolve disputes and conflicts without violence.  AIM training is provided free of charge to all public schools located within Bexar County.  Does your childīs school district have an active AIM program ?

Mission:

 

Benefits provided by AIM:

 

To help schools establish their own self-sustaining peer mediation programs which will improve the conflict resolution skills of students and school personnel, reduce the number of school disciplinary incidents, and create a more positive school environment.

  • Provided free of charge to all schools located within Bexar County
  • Training and copyright-free materials
  • Awareness sessions for selected faculty, staff and parents
  • Trained AIM consultants
  • Support throughout program implementation
  • Network of peer mediation schools
 

Ten Reasons For Instituting a School-Based Mediation Program

 

1.

Conflict is a natural human state better approached with skills than avoidance.

2.

There are better ways to deal with conflict in schools than detention, expulsion, or court intervention.

3.

Mediation fosters a reduction in violence, vandalism and chronic absences.

4.

Mediation can improve communication and  enhance the school climate.

5.

Mediation training helps both young people and teachers deepen their understanding about themselves and others and provides them with lifetime conflict resolution skills.

6.

Mediation training increases student interest in justice and the legal system while encouraging active citizenship.

7.

Shifting the responsibility for solving conflict from the adults to the youth frees teachers and administrators to concentrate on teaching.

8.

Recognizing the competence of young people enhances their self-worth, encourages growth and increases skills such as listening, critical thinking and problem solving.

9.

Mediation training assists in preparing students to live in a multi-cultural world.

10.

Mediation training provides a system of problem solving uniquely suited to the resolution of problems that youth might not take to parents or teachers.

 

AIM programs are active in the following school districts:

 

  • Edgewood ISD
  • Ft. Sam Houston ISD
  • Harlandale ISD
  • Judson ISD
  • Lackland AFB ISD
  • North East ISD
  • Northside ISD
  • San Antonio ISD
  • South San Antonio ISD
  • Southwest ISD
  • Southside ISD
 
 

 

    Contact:  Anita Sitz-Castillo        

    for more information       

    on the Amigos in Mediation         

    peer mediation program.     

    210-335-2444   

 

 
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