The peer mediator is impartial.
A mediator is neutral and objective, a person who does not take sides.
The peer mediator is an empathic listener.
A mediator is skilled at listening with the intent of understanding what each disputant thinks and feels.
The peer mediator is respectful.
A mediator is able to treat both parties with respect and understanding, and without prejudice.
The peer mediator is trustworthy.
A mediator builds the confidence and trust of the disputants in the mediation process by keeping information private. A mediator does not discuss the problem with other peers. Also, a mediator allows the disputants to solve their own problem rather than imposing his or her own favored solution.
The peer mediator helps people work together.
A mediator is responsible for the mediation process, not the solution to the problem. The solution to the problem is the responsibility of the disputants. When the disputants cooperate, they are able to find their own solution.
The peer mediator is a role model during the process and throughout the school day as it reflects on the mediation program
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