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School & Peer Mediation Training

The NYC Commission on Human Rights provides anti-discrimination workshops for middle and high school students.  Each 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.


School presentation and workshop topics include:

  • Bias prevention and the NYC Human Rights Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • 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.