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Phoenix Students Share Mediation Skills

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PHOENIX, Ore. — The peer mediation team at Phoenix High School held a workshop Friday for Pleasant Hill students. The Eugene-area kids traveled to Medford to learn how to improve their peer mediation program. The Phoenix High School program has been successfully helping students solve problems for the last 13 years.

Peer mediation leaders spent the day teaching students how to help each other when conflict arises. If a student is distracted from classes because of a friendship issue, or even something as serious as depression or having thoughts of suicide, a peer mediator can intervene. Students believe they have more to give than a traditional counselor because they can relate to the students their age.