MEND - (Mediating Ends Negative Disagreements)
The MEND approach is a restorative practice that focuses on relationship building within LDSB school communities.
MEND supports preventative community building in classrooms, provides restorative training for staff and students and responsively assists students in conflict to find restorative resolutions.
MEND (Mediating by Empowering using Nurturing Dialogue) is a collaborative Youth Diversion/LDSB initiative.
MEND Program Information:
MEND began as a pilot program in 2006. It was initially funded by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services together with funding from both the Ontario Education Services Corporation and the Ministry of Education.
MEND continues today as an integral part of LDSB’s strategic plan and YDP’s approach. This has been made possible by funding from LDSB, the Ontario Trillium foundation, the Ministry of Child and Youth Services and our Kingston community.