No Blame Approach

No Blame Approach

"Promoting non-violent conflict resolution in Jordanian schools as a contribution to transformation processes and civil society development".

Based on the vision and mission of Caritas Jordan in reducing bullying and violence in schools which has a negative impact on students academically, psychologically and socially, a cooperation was carried out with StarkMacher organization, located in Germany, through the project “No to violence in schools” that started with a training, held on two phases, first one in Amman and the second in Germany, with a participation of a group of emplyees from Caritas Jordan.

Project Goal

  • Reduce violence between students in schools, by training students and teachers on conflict resolution strategies without the use of violence
  • Reducing the phenomenon of bullying in schools, by providing workshops on bullying and using a no-blame approach to solve the problem
  • Establishing a club of mediators to solve problems in schools
  • Get introduced on cyberbullying, its causes, and how to reduce it

Peer Mediation Training

Peer mediation training aims to enhance the capacity of teachers and students to deal with conflict without the use of violence by selecting ten students and two teachers who have a leadership personality capable of making decisions and able to positively influence the bullies. They are trained through activities and methods on how to take responsibility in resolving conflicts through discussion and role-playing, where the risk of escalation of conflict always exists, but we can learn to resolve the conflict without resorting to the use of violence. A mediator club will be established in every school to follow up on students' progression and reduce violence in the school.

Peer Mediator Training Includes

  • Understanding Conflict
  • Foundations of Peer Mediation
  • Peer Mediation Process Stages
  • Peer Mediation Roles Playing
  • Peer Mediation Application at schools.

No Blame Approach

The No-Blame Approach aims to interfere with bullying. It is a guide for teachers and it focuses on the solution, not on the problem. It works without punishment or blame.

No Blame Approach Training Includes

  • To go in depth into the concept of bullying
  • Identify the types and forms of bullying
  • Know the impact on the students who have been bullied and establish a group including teachers and parents of students to follow up their children

Cyberbullying Training

"تدريب التنمر الالك" It aims to enhance the capabilities of teachers and students to know, in a broad and comprehensive manner, electronic bullying and how to deal with students who are exposed to it by selecting 10 students and 7 teachers who have a leadership personality capable of making positive decisions.

Cyberbullying Training Includes

  • Go in depth the concept of cyberbullying
  • Identify the types of cyberbullying and its forms
  • Know the impact of bullying on students who have been bullied
  • Signs of cyberbullying
  • How to confront cyberbullying

Criteria for selecting Students

  • The average age of students should be between 14 to 16 years old
  • They have lovable personalities at school and are able to make good decisions and take responsibility. Criteria for selecting Teacher:
    • They are willing and able to participate in trainings to achieve the desired results
  • Can establish a mediators club to follow up on students' affairs and needs
    • To be working in the morning shift with Jordanian students and in the evening shift with Syrian students

This project was implemented in the previous academic year 2019/2020 in the following Schools of the Greek Melkite Catholic located in

  • Amman Governorate areas of Jabal Amman, Ashrafieh and Hashmi
  • Zarqa Governorate
  • Fuhies City

Suggested Schools for the year 2020/2021

  • Amman (Nazarth School)
  • Irbid Governorate
  • Huson Governorate
  • Aqaba Governorate
  • Zarqa Governorate

Co-funded by the German Federal foreign office with Zivik programme funding of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

No Blame Approch document