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begins by asking each person to describe the disagree- ment. The mediator then summarizes each side, asking for clarification of any points that are inaccurate. Each side is then given the opportunity to talk to the other under the supervision of the mediator. The mediator may then ask the parties to sign an agreement to work out the problem within a certain time frame. Today, many schools offer peer mediation programs for settling conflicts that take place at school. These programs have students trained to help other students find fair resolutions to conflicts and disagreements . You will learn more about peer mediation programs in Chapter 13. peer mediators confidentiality mediation Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. What is an interpersonal conflict? What are some causes of interpersonal conflicts? 2. What are the benefits of walking away from a situation when a conflict is building? 3. What are some healthful ways of resolving conflicts? Thinking Critically 4. Synthesizing. Conflicts are not always negative. Describe a situation in which a conflict can be positive. Explain why the conflict is positive. 5. Analyzing. Describe a conflict you have had with another person. Explain how you resolved the conflict, and evaluate the effectiveness of your conflict-resolution techniques. V I D E O P R O D U C T I O N Make a video of your skit. For help in planning and producing your video, see health.glencoe.com. Lesson 3 Resolving Conflict 267 Applying Health Skills Conflict Resolution. Luke wants to go to a basketball game with his friends this Saturday, but his parents want him to attend the family picnic. Write a skit in which Luke and his parents use conflict resolution techniques to solve their problem. Peer mediation is often effective in settling disputes and resolving conflicts. What qualities would an effective peer mediator have? health.glencoe.com
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H E A L T H C U L T U R E & C O M M U N I T Y dealing with conflicts when they occur and on strategies to calm inner feelings of anger. They have to learn to apologize and realize that bully- ing of any kind cannot be tolerated. Only then can bullies make true friendship connections. Victims “Try to become part of a social net- work,” advises SuEllen Fried, co-author of Bullies & Victims . “That way, friends will stand up for you.” Victims should alert their parents, teachers, and counselors to what they’re going through. Wallflowers “If a teen is feeling shy or like a wallflower, making a connection with just one other person can help,” says teen-education expert Nan Hunter. “Friendship can help bring people out of their shells.” How can a shy teen make these connections? Says Hunter, “If you’re interested in science and you feel like everyone else is interested in sports, consider taking a class at the local museum or investigate your school’s science clubs.” The friend that you discover in a club or class can make the difference between feeling isolated and feeling connected to someone.
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