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EAC’s Gregg Scheiner is Keeping the Peace Throughout LI Communities

News Spotlight: EAC’s Gregg Scheiner is Keeping the Peace Throughout LI Communities

“When students create their own solutions, they are 95% more likely to follow through on them,” reports Gregg Scheiner, Mediator, Restorative Practices Trainer, and Outreach  Coordinator for EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC). “More than just resolving conflict, Restorative Practices help break the school-to-prison pipeline and instill a strong foundation that becomes an essential building block for a better future.”

Check out this episode of Main Street News as Gregg talks with show Director and Host Eric Alexander about LIDRC’s tireless peacekeeping efforts across Long Island communities and the diverse dispute resolution training programs he’s bringing to schools, towns, the Department of Human Rights, the sheriff’s office as well as other outreach efforts that tackle common, modern-day conflicts while fostering the development of a stronger and more cohesive Nassau and Suffolk County.

The Benefits of Restorative Practices

  • Build healthy communities.
  • Increase positive social experiences.
  • Decrease crime.
  • Address antisocial behaviors.
  • Repair harm
  •  Restore relationships.
  • Foster constructive school climates.
  • Help students learn from their mistakes.

Gregg collaborates closely with school administrators, staff, teachers, and students; training and certifying them in this proactive approach so resolutions are reached before challenges ignite into full blown problems. Used to address concerns involving students such as communication, intra-personal disputes, vaping, cyberbullying, relationship issues as well as enhancing overall peer-to-peer treatment; this technique extends beyond obvious issues at hand and takes root in daily human interaction, creating a more empathetic environment where harmony flourishes and thrives.

Start keeping the peace! Contact Gregg Scheiner of EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Center  at 631-988-0727 or via email at gregg.scheiner@eac-network.org. To learn more about how New York’s not-for-profit human services agency empowers, assists, and cares for over 65,000 people in need visit www.eac-network.org. From Rockland County to the East End and all five boroughs in between, EAC runs over 100 programs that positively impact lives and uplifts communities.

Thank you, Vision Long Island for supporting the advancement of more livable, economically sustainable, and environmentally responsible growth on Long Island.

1_Westbury Middle Schools Peer Mediators with their certificates upon completion of Greggs training

Westbury Middle School Peer Mediators with their certificates upon completion of Gregg Scheiner’s Restorative Practices Student Training.

2_Gregg Scheiner EAC Networks and LIDRCs Mediatior Restorative Practices Trainer and Outreach Coordinator with Town of North Hempsead Clerk Ragini Srivastava

Gregg Scheiner, EAC Network’s and LIDRC’s Mediator, Restorative Practices Trainer, and Outreach Coordinator with Town of North Hempstead Clerk, Ragini Srivastava

4_Dr. Samarth Joseph Founder of Espoir Youth Programs Inc and Jen DeSena Town Supervisor of North Hempstead

Jennifer DeSena, Town Supervisor of North Hempstead and Dr. Samarth Joseph, Founder of Espoir Youth Programs, Inc.

3_Westbury Middle School and Gregg Scheiner

Gregg Scheiner, Mediator, Restorative Practices Trainer, and Outreach Coordinator for EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC); Front: Town of North Hempstead, Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava; Jen DeSena, Town Supervisor of North Hempstead; Dr. Samarth Joseph, Founder of Espoir Youth Programs Inc; Jessica Hiltz, Advantage After-School Coordinator, Westbury Middle School; Christie Thiel, Assistant Principal, Westbury Middle School

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