Struggle with Love

by Kim Navoa (We have been fortunate at the APADRC to have Kim as a summer intern through LEAP’s Leadership in Action program. She has spent the last two months researching and developing a curriculum for our peer mediation program, creating unique materials including guided role plays and experiential activities for students.)  I have never …

Stepping Into Conflict

By Claire Doran, Program Director Most days, I speak about peace. Today, I want to speak about conflict.  Peace is not an escape from conflict, but the willingness to move into conflict.  John Paul Lederach gives a simple definition for conflict transformation: (1) a positive orientation toward conflict and (2) a willingness to engage in …

Cyber-Bullying Youth Mediation

By Janice Son Navigating through high school is arguably one of the most challenging life stages for adolescents. The high school student’s academic career generally consists of scouting for attractions, looking for friends, carefully watching for foes, and of course, managing his or her workload.  With the perpetuating force of the digital age, students have …