In a climate where students and teachers interact with topics around school violence, students feel empowered to be mediators with their friends and understand how to speak about their thoughts and feelings. The best way to achieve this climate is ensuring:
Students feel safe talking to each other and to staff.
There is mutual trust and respect among students and school staff.
There is ongoing dialogue and relationships with family and community members that interact with the school.
There is adequate support, training and resources for school staff