Peers Making Peace (PMP) is a peer mediation program designed to address student conflicts as they arise, preventing harmful conflict escalation. Through this program, students learn to safely and healthfully express themselves during conflict, and they learn to take responsibility for solving their own problems. 16-24 of your students will be trained by PLC staff to be peer mediators, and they will be capable of mediating conflicts for all grade levels. The PMP program does not train students to be counselors but rather trains them to provide a supportive environment that allows two disputants to problem-solve by expressing their feelings, wants, and needs.
Schools that have implemented this program have experienced significant decreases in discipline referrals, assaults, and expulsions. Implementing this program further increases the potential for students to invest in the school community as new peer relationships form and existing peer relationships improve.
Peace Learning Center is the only organization in Indiana trained to provide this program to students. PaxUnited developed PMP as an evidence-based program for elementary to high schools.