Learn the structure and techniques of peer mediation and how to coordinate a student peer mediation program at your school.
We Can Come to You
Training at your school or district
CRU trainers come to your district or school and provide intensive mediation training workshops. One day for elementary school training, and two days for the secondary school workshop.
Training in Seattle area
CRU conducts one and two day intensive training programs, open to faculty nationally and internationally. This training enables faculty to learn mediation concepts and skills, understand the whole-school mediation program, and develop methods to teach students these skills.
ABOUT CRU INSTITUTE
Experience in mediation and training make CRU Institute a unique organization. Since 1987, our trainers have conducted Student Mediation Training at hundreds of schools. Today, most of these schools train their own students and continue the student mediation program.
Nancy Kaplan, MSW, CRU Institute Executive Director developed the Conflict Manager and Peer Mediation Programs and the associated training materials. Nancy Kaplan has been a therapist and a mediator for over twenty years. She is a former board member of the Academy of Family Mediators. Her interest in children (she is the mother of eight) makes her a unique person to teach your students the mediation process.
Deanna Morris, MSW, CRU Institute Lead Trainer has trained and been an administrator with CRU since 1992. Deanna brings youthful exuberance as well as skill to our training. She has worked with children in residential care and used mediation skills to help these young people resolve conflict. Her experience also includes foster care and adoption work with families and children, and adolescent therapy in lock down facilities.
Jelani Quinn, CRU Institute Lead Trainer, has been a mediator since age sixteen when he was trained by CRU to be a peer mediator at his high school. He has continued to be a trainer and administrator for CRU. Jelani has a BA degree from University of Washington. He credits his experience with CRU for his interest in psychology and business: his double major. Jelani's youth gives him an advantage when working with young people. His experience as a high school peer mediator is immeasurable for both youth and adults who wish to learn about peer mediation.
- The Ball Game
- Space Invader
- Active Listening
- Student Committee
Looking for Feelings
Listening for Feelings
Thoughts vs. Feelings
Feelings and the Mediation Process
Define the Problem
Enforce the Rules
Balance the Power
Dig for Underlying information
Stay on the Subject
Avoid "Dirty Laundry"
Separate interests from Positions
Agree on a Fair Standard
Peer Mediation Techniques
CRU Institute programs qualify for federal Title I and Title IV funding.
Elementary (one day)
- $160 per person includes one day training for one person and handout packet.
- $500 one person plus Complete Training Curriculum: (includes training manual, classroom teacher's guide, 2 videos, and peer mediation training materials).
- $620 elementary package includes training for two people and one training package (includes training manual, classroom teacher's guide, 2 videos, and peer mediation training materials).
Secondary (two day)
- $265 per person includes two day training for one person and handout packet.
- $660 one person plus Complete Training Curriculum: (includes training manual, classroom teacher's guide, 2 videos, and peer mediation training materials).
- $880 secondary package includes two day training for two people and one training package (includes training manual, classroom teachers' guide, 2 videos, and peer mediation training materials).
Clock Hours and Credits available
- Six clock hours for elementary school training. Ten clock hours for secondary school training.
- One Continuing Education Credit through Seattle University for secondary school training. An additional fee to Seattle University is required.