About Us

Founded in 2010, Susquehanna Valley Mediation strives to build a stronger, more vibrant community by supporting people to constructively respond to conflict. 

While the majority of those served by SVM are referred by the courts for custody and visitation issues, many others use our services. In addition to mediation sessions, SVM:

  • Offers “Kids First," an instructive workshop for parents and other caregivers who are parenting and caregiving from different households.

  • Trains 7th graders to be peer mediators, both at the Selinsgrove Area Middle School and the REC.

  • Facilitates Crisis/Rapid Response meetings designed to help families involved in the child welfare system have a greater voice, gather their support people close to them, and develop a broader safety net for themselves and their children.

  • Holds listening sessions with formerly incarcerated adults and service providers to incorporate the voices of those impacted by the system in measures that will improve conditions and reduce recidivism.

  • Provides conflict training for area organizations to teach principles and skills that they can use to be more effective at their work sites and beyond.

  • Mediates interpersonal conflict between community members.

SVM has an office in Selinsgrove (713 Bridge Street, Selinsgrove PA 17870) as well as a satellite office in Lewisburg (115 Farley Circle, Lewisburg, PA 17837).

In 2019 and 2020...

  • Over 190 mediations were held

  • Over 42 Crisis/Rapid Response meetings were held with over 250 people participating

  • Over 25 Kids First classes were taught

  • 83% of parties said mediation helped them understand the other person

  • 91% of parties said Kids First helped them learn how conflict impacts their kids and what they could do to help

  • 45 volunteers donated more than 2,750 hours to help SVM

  • 200+ individuals in community organizations participated in trainings held by SVM

  • 75 teens participated in peer mediation training

SVM by the Numbers

 

Contact

Email: casecoordinator@svmediation.org

Phone: 570-374-1718

Hours: 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday

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"Human connection is threatened as much by unhealthy peace as by unhealthy conflict."- Priya Parker