Re: mediation program for children at cohousing?
From: Mary Vallier-Kaplan (
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:16:29 -0700 (PDT)
Oops....Mary is from Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm (


On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Mary Vallier-Kaplan <marycvk [at]>wrote:

> We are in the process of developing a mediation team in our community and
> going through a 32 hr training program so this topic came up for us
> recently.  Someone suggested referencing some of the excellent new work that
> is being done in schools regarding use of recess time.  One such is
> Playworks.  Something as simple as using Paper, Stone & Scissors when
> choices need to be made is a good place to start with kids.
> Mary
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Sophie Glasser <bringjoy [at] 
>> Hi There,
>> Does anyone out there have experience with formal mediation program
>> for young people in their community? I am trying to start one here
>> and would love to hear any people's experience...In my background as
>> an elementary teacher, I used a book "Talk It Out: Conflict
>> Resolution in the Elementary Classroom" and expanded that system to
>> include training some of my students to be peer I am
>> trying to see how that could be useful in the cohousing
>> setting...Would love to hear what other cohousing communities have
>> tried.
>> Warmly,
>> Sophie Glasser
>> Mosaic-Commons Cohousing
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