Peer Mediators Resources
In addition to Peer Mediation, Stanford offers a variety of conflict resolution resources for all campus community members.
Conflict Resolution Resources
The Ombuds is a confidential resource available to all faculty, staff, postdocs, students or other members of the Stanford community. Visitors to the Ombuds office are welcome to discuss any concern that is interfering with their academic or work life. The Ombuds will listen without judgment; offer information about policies and procedures, and help individuals identify and evaluate the different options available to address their concerns. The Ombuds Office can also facilitate difficult conversations between those in conflict.
Peacemaking is a form of community building and dispute resolution that specifically focuses on strengthening and healing relationships. This practice can take different forms, community building circles, healing/processing circles, talking circles, or conflict resolution circles. This is a helpful resource for group conversations where there is a need to better understand the other parties or there is a continuing relationship between parties.
In addition to conflict resolution support, below is a listing of university resources available to all students in case you want to talk to anyone about any concerns or incidents that occured.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Wellness Coaches
- Confidential Support Team (CST)
- The Bridge Peer Counseling
- Emergency Resources
- The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership
- Protected Identity Harm Reporting
Additional Information on Conflict Resolution and Mediation Practices
If you’re looking for additional information on conflict resolution and mediation practices, check out these readings:
- adrienne maree brown, Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation
- Adar Cohen, “How to have a difficult conversation"
- Carolyn Steber, “Experts reveal what happens to your body when you fight with a roommate"