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East Broadway Elementary Students Graduate from Peer Mediation Training

Seaford, NY – November 2, 2017 – The Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (LIDRC), an EAC Network-operated program that provides conflict resolution interventions to help individuals, families, businesses, and the community-at-large resolve a wide range of disputes, recently recognized twenty students at East Broadway Elementary School for their dedication and hard work for successfully completing a 16-hour Peer Mediation Training.

The training taught students a process of communication and problem solving, which enables them to help their peers reach settlements to disputes without confrontation or violence. Now, students are better prepared for, and more greatly committed to, making solutions work as well as assuming greater responsibility for solving their own disputes.

“We’re so proud of the efforts of these young individuals who took it upon themselves to make their school environment a better place,” said Gregg Scheiner, Training and Community Outreach Coordinator for EAC Network’s LIDRC. “Not only are they able to help students help themselves, but their newfound expertise also allows for better student-staff relationships, too.”

Because Peer Mediation Training motivates students to resolve their conflicts collaboratively, it subsequently creates more time for learning and deepens the educational impact of school. Furthermore, its effects teach students skills to last a lifetime, including leadership and communication skills, empowerment, and increased self-esteem.

To learn more about peer mediation and conflict resolution workshops, please visit www.eac-network.org/li-dispute-resolution-centers or call (516) 489-7733 x160.

Twenty students from East Broadway Elementary display their Peer Mediation Awards. Also pictured from left to right are Gregg Scheiner, LIDRC’s Training and Community Outreach Coordinator; Patrick Nolan, Physical Education Teacher; Katie Winkelmann, Fifth Grade Teacher; John R. Ferretti, Jr., Chief Deputy County Clerk for Nassau County; Jeanmarie Wink, Principal; Jami Anspach, Vice Principal; Mrs. Verdi, PTA; Mrs. Gartelman, PTA; Dennis Dunne, Councilman

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About EAC Network

EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 70,000 children, families, and seniors in crisis across Long Island and New York City. Among those we assist are children who have been abused or who are in foster care, people struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, vulnerable seniors needing support, individuals seeking gainful employment, and more. For more information, visit us at www.eac-network.org, call (516) 539-0150, or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @EACNet.


Alena Jones │ Director of Development & Marketing │ (516) 539-0150 x117 │ alena.jones@eac-network.org

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