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School & Peer Mediation Training

The NYC Commission on Human Rights provides anti-discrimination workshops for middle and high school students, including the topics:

  • Bias prevention and the NYC Human Rights Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cyberbullying
  • Peer Mediation Training

Each  interactive presentation includes video materials and group discussion of the values that support the NYC Human Rights Law – equal opportunity, fairness, and respect for all persons.  Other information included in the workshop depends upon the type of presentation delivered. For more information on scheduling a workshop or Peer Mediation Training for your school, please call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK.  All workshops are free.

Bias, Discrimination, & the NYC Human Rights Law Workshop for Middle and High School Students:

  • Discuss distinctions between bias and discrimination and introduce  the NYC Human Rights Law
  • Videos and case studies for illustration and discussion that apply an understanding of the law

Sexual Harassment Workshop for Middle and High School Students:

  • Practical and realistic suggestions for recognizing and handling unwelcome conduct
  • Video materials and discussions to clarify harassing situations and demonstrate appropriate responses tailored to the age level of the students

Conflict Resolution Workshop for Middle and High School Students:

  • Nonviolent alternatives in conflict situations
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Bullying and bias awareness

Cyberbullying Workshop for Middle and High School Students:

  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Types of cyberbullying
  • How cyberbullies attack their victims
  • Results of cyberbullying for victim, bully, and witnesses
  • How to fight cyberbullying

Peer Mediation Training for Middle and High School Students:

  • The 8-week after school training prepares an initial group of students to become Peer Mediators and establishes a program of referral for incidents that occur in the school.
  • Peer Mediators assist their peers in resolving differences before they escalate into threats and violence.
  • Program is grounded in the principles that underlie the Human Rights Law – tolerance, human dignity, and respect.
  • Program helps schools support their learning efforts and teaches students valuable life skills such as patience, persistence, active listening, and problem solving.