In December 2014, the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Education Section received a 2-year grant from the JAMS foundation for a project called Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP).
Virtual Mediation Lab is one of the four organizations who participate in this innovative project, whose 4 goals are:
1 - Show how children from ages 10 to 18 can learn online how to become peer mediators. This feature will be available in 2016.
2 - Show how children can practice their peer mediation skills online with the assistance of qualified mentors. This feature is available now.
3 - Show how children can offer online peer mediation services. This feature be available in 2016.
4 - Provide anyone who is interested in peer mediation extensive information on this topic; for example, standards, useful links, research on peer mediation effectiveness, policies and laws, resources (e.g. curricula and videos). This feature is available now.
The OPMP website (with the two features already available) will be launched during the upcoming ACR Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada – October 7-10, 2015 - http://goo.gl/wngQQN