A Bibliography of Useful Conflict Resolution and Peace Resources
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ACTIVE PARENTING, TEACHING COOPERATION, COURAGE, AND RESPONSIBILITY, Michael Popkin, Harper San Francisco, a division of Harper Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022, 1987, This program is effective for understanding and leading children. It teaches how to be an active rather than reactive parent, who can create an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and teamwork. It helps to clarify goals of parenting, and develop a clear set of principles and skills to become more consistent as a parent.
ALCOHOL AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE: FOSTERING MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 1992.
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE, Peace GROWS, Inc., 475 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303, 1987, An introductory course in creative resolution for adults and teenagers. It involves active, experiential learning, and can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular group involved. This resource fits well into many school, community or religious settings.
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT, INC., 15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY, This project began in 1975 in the New York State prison system for training in non-violence.
THE ANGER WORKBOOK, Dr. Les Carter and Dr. Frank Minirth, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, l993. This unique l3-step interactive program can help readers identify and modify the anger that keeps them from inner peace and contentment.
ANTI-BIAS CURRICULUM, Tools for Empowering Young Children, Louise Derman-Sparks and the A.B.C. Task Force. (The National Association for the Education of Young Children) A book of exercises for young children that deal with issues of race, physical disabilities and other cultures.
BLACK AND WHITE Styles in Conflict, Thomas Kochman (University of Chicago Press) 1981. A pracitcal guide for anyone who wants to cross racial barriers in education, in business or in social life. This book explores black/white relations on many fronts.
BLACK COMMUNICATION Breaking Down The Barriers, Evelyn B. Dandy, Ph.D. (African American Images 1991 Chicago, Illinois) This book provides activities and projects on African origins, language and dialects, teaches linguistic attitudes while capitalizing on verbal strategies and building communicative competence.
THE CONFLICT MANAGERS TRAINING MANUAL FOR GRADES 3-6 (The Community Board Program, Inc., 149 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA. 94103 1986). This manual contains a two and a half day program in which students are presented with particular skills which are discussed and demonstrated in terms of how they apply to the job of a peer mediator in the classroom and playground.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT FOR JUVENILE TREATMENT FACILITIES: A Manual for Training and Program Implementation, Jim Halligan & Meg Holmberg. (THE COMMUNITY BOARD PROGRAM, 1540 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 1992.) This book describes a new approach to reducing conflict and tension in juvenile treatment facilities.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A Facilitator’s Guide, Rogers & Guerin. (The Consortium, 1984) Created for use with teenagers and young adults with an emphasis on interracial issues. The authors instill in young people a strong appreciation of their own uniqueness as well as the differences of others, a better understanding of the influences of family, friends, and community, a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A SECONDARY CURRICULUM (Community Board Program, Inc., 1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, Ca. 19402 1987). This curriculum is designed to help secondary students better understand and resolve the conflicts they encounter in their own lives-at school, at home, and in the community. Activities, worksheets and handouts.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM (Community Board Program, Inc., 1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, Ca. 19402 1987). This is a wonderful resource for teachers and students grades K-6 who want their students to have better ways of handling everyday conflicts other than physical fighting, name-calling, etc. The activities are designed to help the student become aware of their choices in conflict situations. Includes key activities, work sheets, and handouts.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL: A CURRICULUM AND TEACHING GUIDE, William J. Kreidler. (Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, Ma. 02138, 1994.) This guide’s ten basic lessons are structured and presented for three levels: grades six, seven, and eight. Featuring activities such as discussion, role playing, and journal writing, students broaden their definition of conflict, discover how conflicts escalate, explore connections between diversity and conflict, and learn how to de-escalate conflicts.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION FROM THE INSIDE OUT, Rebecca Carman, (The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 2007) ISBN 978-1-56688-851-6, Can be used with teens and middle school students in a wide range of settings, including schools, clinics, in-patient settings, and after-school programs. Includes a CD with all reproducible activities for easy printing.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS FOR TEENS, David Cowan, Susanna Palomares, & Dianne Schilling (Innerchoice Publishing, P.O. Box 2476, Spring Valley, CA 91979, 1994.) Students learn to resolve their own conflicts through activities and situations used in this manual. Students are encouraged to transfer their learning to the family, community and the world.
CONTROL THEORY by William Glasser, MD (Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022) The author shares how each of us can better control our emotions and actions to live healthier and more productive lives.
COOPERATION: LEARNING THROUGH LAUGHTER, Second Edition. Charlene C. Wenc.(Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, Mn. 55421, 1993) This is an activity book with 51 brief activities for groups of children of all ages.
COOPERATIVE LEARNING, COOPERATIVE LIVES: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities for Building a Peaceful World, Ellen Davidson & Nancy Schniedewind. (Wm. C. Brown Co. Publishers, dubuque, Iowa, 1987. Activities and worksheets to use in the classroom, for issues in peace and cultural diversity.
CRIME, SHAME, AND REINTEGRATION, John Braithwaite. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge MA, 1989)
CROSS-CULTURAL SWINGING: A Handbook for Self-Awareness & Multicultural Living, Liang Ho. (W.E.B. DuBois, circa 1900, Cross-Cultural Communication, P.O. Box 12259, Honolulu, HI 96828-1259, 1990) The art and skill of juggling and using two or more cultural patterns.
CREATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION, William Kreidler (Scott, Foresman and Co., Glenview, Illinois London , 1984). More than 200 activities for keeping peace in the classroom. They are based on the belief that conflicts can be reduced through the establishment of a caring classroom community, and that the conflict remaining can be used for learning. Each chapter begins with information helpful in understanding the approach. Also included are exercises useful in examining the classroom, student’s behavior, and the teacher in light of the material being discussed.
CREATIVE CONFLICT SOLVING FOR KIDS, Schmidt & Friedman (Grace Abrams Peace Education Foundation, Inc. 1985). This guidebook is divided into two sections; a teachers guide to worksheets, and the second half is packed with ready-to-copy worksheets and graphics.
DISCIPLINE WITH DIGNITY, Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler (ASCD 1988) This book ..demonstrates how by working together, parents, administrators, and teachers of all grade levels and subject areas can develop a common agreement on ways to handle behavior problems in a manner that helps students consider their own actions, examine rational consequences, and decide for themselves which results they will choose.
DISCIPLINE WITHOUT TEARS, A REASSURING AND PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TEACHING YOUR CHILD POSITIVE BEHAVIOR Rudolph Dreikurs, M.D.and Pearl Cassel ( Penguin Books, USA Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, N.Y. 10014, 1974) This book emphasizes encouragement, cooperation, and firm control, based on the theory that children are social beings who want to belong. This book can be used by teachers and parents. Incorporated in this book is the Discipline Without Tears Workbook by David Kehoe.
EVERYBODY WINS, Jeffery Sobel (Walker Publishing Co., 1983). Consists of games and activities that the participants play together, rather than against one another. Through this kind of play children can learn teamwork, trust and unity.
FRIENDLY CLASSROOM FOR A SMALL PLANET, (New Society Publishers, PO Box 582, Santa Cruz, CA 95061 1988). This book can be used as a guide for creative experimentation in the classroom. Teachers will recognize how an affirming, cooperative atmosphere in a friendly classroom can significantly reduce tensions and discipline problems, combined with games and exercises.
FROM CONFRONTATION TO COOPERATION, Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict by Jay Rothman. Sage Publications, Inc. 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA. 91320.
FUSS BUSTERS TEACHERS GUIDE, Davis & Godfrey (Judicial Process Commission, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, New York 14614 1990). A Resource book for elementary teachers and preschool teachers. It explores conflict, feelings, communication and anger. Then gets down to the ABC’s of solving conflict including brainstorming, exercises, and role-plays.
GETTING ALONG! (Same authors as above) Educators for Social Responsibility. A curriculum guide for teachers and students in the intermediate grades 3-6.
GETTING ALONG! A SOCIAL SKILLS CURRICULUM by Charlotte Danielson and Priscilla Snow Algava (Outcomes Assoc. P.O.Box 7285, 1989). For teachers and students grades K-2. This resource consists of thirty-five lessons, each concentrating on a particular aspect of student conflict. Each lesson includes problem stories, background notes to the teacher, discussion questions, and follow-up activities.
GETTING PAST NO–Negotiating with Difficult People, William Ury. (Bantum Books, 1991.) This book shows you how to overcome the obstacles to negotiation and success through a proven five-step strategy.
GETTING TO YES-Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Fisher & Ury (Penguin Books, 40 West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10010 1986) A concise, step by step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict–whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporation, tenants or diplomats.
HELPING TEENS STOP VIOLENCE, A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents, Allan Creighton, Battered Women’s Alternatives with Paul Kivel, Oakland Men’s Project. A Multi-racial step-by-step program which empowers young people to resist abuse and prevent violence in their relationships. Hunter House Publishers.
HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (Avon Books, New York, 1980.) A guide to help parents and children find common ground in which cooperation and conflict resolution can be achieved. Praised by parents who have found this book helpful in their pursuit of finding an effective way to parent.
I CAN PROBLEM SOLVE, An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program, (Intermediate Elementary Grades), by Myrna B. Shure. Offers a practical approach to help most children learn to evaluate and deal with problems. Its underlying goal is to help children learn how to think, not what to think.
IMPLEMENTING MEDIATION IN YOUTH CORRECTIONS SETTINGS. Developed by Jean Sidwell and Melinda Smith (New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution, 620 Roma NW, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 1989) This is one in a series of three manuals prepared to assist juvenile corrections facilities in the implementation of the Youth Corrections Mediation Program. The program goals are to: teach communication and conflict resolution skills to staff and residents in correction facilities, improve the quality of life in the facilities, and ease the transition of youth from the corrections facilities to the home environment. This program is seeks to improve these young people new skills in managing anger and conflict. See Managing Conflict, A Curriculum for Adolescents , and Implementing Parent/Child Mediation in Youth Correction Settings.
IMPLEMENTING PARENT/CHILD MEDIATION IN YOUTH CORRECTIONS SETTINGS. Developed by Jean Sidwell and Melinda Smith (New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution, 620 Roma NW, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 1989) This is one in a series of three manuals prepared to assist juvenile corrections facilities in the implementation of the Youth Corrections Mediations Program. The program goals are to: teach communication and conflict resolution skills to staff and residents in correction facilities, improve the quality of life in the facilities, and ease the transition of youth from the corrections facilities to the home environment. This program is seeks to improve these young people new skills in managing anger and conflict. See Implementing Mediation in Youth Corrections Settings, and Managing Conflict, A Curriculum for Adolescents.
THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT, Ellie Santos (Educators for Responsibility Metro) This curriculum was designed for High School students as a case study in U.S. foreign policy and gives students the opportunity to experience the conflict from the point of view of the Israelis and Palestinians who actually live in the region. It develops skills in research, interviewing, creative writing and mediation.
KEEPING THE PEACE, Susanne Wichert (New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, PA and Gabriola Island, BC, l989) This book offers guidance to parents, teachers ancd caregivers in helping preschoolers resolve conflict themselves.
KIDS ARE WORTH IT! Barbara Coloroso (Avon Books, New York, l994) Using everyday family situations, this book demonstrates sound strategies for giving children inner discipline and self-confidence.
KIDS CAN COOPERATE A practical guide to teaching problem solving. By Elizabeth Crary. Parenting Press, INC. P.O.. Box 75267 Seattle, WA 98125.
MANAGING CONFLICT, A Curriculum for Adolescents. Developed by Noreen Duffy Copeland. (New Mexico Center for Dispute resolution, 620 Roma NW, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 1989) This is one of a series of three manuals prepared to assist juvenile corrections facilities in the implementation of the Youth Corrections Mediation Program. The program goals are to: teach communication and conflict resolution skills to staff and residents in correction facilities, improve the quality of life in the facilities, and ease the transition of youth from the corrections facilities to the home environment. This program is seeks to improve these young people new skills in managing anger and conflict. See Implementing Mediation in Youth Corrections Settings, and Implementing Parent/Child Mediation in Youth Corrections Settings.
MEDIATION: A Comprehensive Guide to Resolving Conflicts without Litigation, Jay Folberg & Alison Taylor, (Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, 1984.) This book explains Conflict Resolution, Mediation & Dispute Resolution (Law) in great detail. Also, it gives recommended readings for mediators and trainers who wish to expand their knowledge.
MEDIATION GAMES: TEENAGE CONFLICTS. David W. Felder. (Felder Books and Games, 9601-30 Miccosukee Roan, Tallahassee, FL 32308, 1992.) Learn and have fun. Each game has a fact sheet with background information and sheets for each party to the conflict with their interests. These games include instructions in mediation.
THE MEDIATION PROCESS: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict, Christopher W. Moore, (Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, 1986.) Mediation and Conflict Management are discussed in full detail through this book. Strategies are described for dealing with unusual problems and a number of valuable resources are mentioned to further help in the development of practical mediation skills.
THE MEDIATION PROGRAM EVALUATION KIT. Dr. Julie Lam, Published by NAME. 1989. A practical guide to program evaluation for school mediation project coordinators who know little or nothing about how to assess the impact of their programs. It includes an introduction to program evaluation and a set of evaluation instruments that can be adapted to particular programs. The instruments include monthly report, mediation program contract, training evaluation, parental consent, and follow -up forms, as well as mediation trainee and school climate questionnaires. Each form comes with easy to understand instructions describing the purpose of the instrument, how to administer it, and how to analyze the information gathered.
PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS, LIVING TOGETHER. PART 1: THE BASICS. A step-by-step approach that eliminates the arguments and conflicts between parents and children. Gerald Patterson and Marion Forgatch (Castalia Publishing Company, P.O. Box 1587 Eugene, OR 97440, 1988) This book was written to help parents with the typical problems they encounter with adolescents. This book addresses all types of families; intact, blended, adoptive, single-parent, and step-families. It presents foundations for family dynamics, and practical information on how to deal with daily confrontations. There are homework assignments for parents at the end of each chapter. The language of the book is not technical, it is easy to understand.
PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS, LIVING TOGETHER. PART 2. FAMILY PROBLEM SOLVING, Effective strategies for resolving problems and managing difficult issues. Marion Forgatch and Gerald Patterson (Castaglia Publishing Company, P.O. Box 1587, Eugene, OR 97440, 1989) This book was written to teach parents problem-solving techniques that work. It presents problem-solving techniques that can be adapted to a wide variety of issues and family types. The book is divided into two sections. The first focuses on general communication and problem-solving skills. The second section illustrates how these skills can be used to deal with three problem area of great concern to parents; sexuality, academic difficulties, and drugs and alcohol.
PEACEMAKING SKILLS FOR LITTLE KIDS (Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation, Inc. PO Box 19-1153 Miami Beach, FL 33119 1988). This is a wonderful book which bases it’s concept that learning to create an environment where children become friends, learn to work and play cooperatively, and respect the interdependence of all living things can lead to a more peaceful world.
PEACEMAKING, Donald W. DeMott (High Falls Publishing, 4408 E. Groveland Road, Geneseo, N.Y. 14454, 1987). This book was written with the teacher in mind. Included in this book is suggestions for stimulating discussion, ideas for role-plays and simulations, and a set of suggested lesson plans. This text book is intended to be used with high school juniors through mature adults.
PEER MEDIATION: CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE SCHOOL. Program Guide and Student Guide. Published by Research Press. 1991. This program guide contains the information necessary for developing and implementing a peer mediation program. It includes background on the nature of conflict; an overview of peer mediation; description of program organization and procedures; and training activities and materials, including on-going support activities. The accompanying Student Manual is for trainers to provide Peer Mediators with corresponding training activities and materials.
PLAYING WITH FIRE, Fiona Mabeth & Nic Fine (New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, PA and Gabriola Island, BC, l995) These experienced trainers in conflict resolution present a complete training program for helping teenagers and young adults deal creatively with interpersonal conflict and violence.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE , by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. (Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, N.Y. 1981) A warm, practical, step-by-step sourcebook for parents and teachers. Parents who show compassion and understanding will encourage self-respect, self-discipline, cooperation, good behavior, and problem-solving skills.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR SINGLE PARENTS, A Practical Guide to Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful and Resourceful by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, and Carol Delzer. (Prima Publishing, P.O. Box 1260BK, Rocklin, CA . 95677, 1994) Teaches single parents to make clear, focused discipline decisions while maintaining positive levels of interaction with their children.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR TEENAGERS, Resolving Conflict with Your Teenage Son or Daughter. by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott. (Prima Publishing, P.O. Box 1260BK, Rocklin, CA 95677, 1994.) This book teaches how to turn off guilt and blame and begin working toward greater understanding and communication with adolescents.
PREVENTION: TRAINING PEER FACILITATORS FOR PREVENTION EDUCATION by Robert Myrick and Betsy Folk . 1991. Educational Media Corporation, Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421-0311. This student handbook introduces students to the helping relationship and appropriate methods of responding to others through a variety of experimental training activities.
PERSPECTIVES AT WORK, Sarah Pirtle (Traprock Peace Center, Deerfield, MA) Grades one to six. This booklet is intended to illustrate for teachers the kinds of activities which are effective with children at various age and ability levels.
THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE – A Framework for Community Action. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This manual is designed with activities for communities to undertake reducing violence.
THE QUALITY SCHOOL, by William Glasser, MD (HarperCollins Publisher, Inc. 10 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022, 1990) In this book, Glasser claims that we must stop settling for minimal goals such as reducing dropouts and discipline problems and start convincing students to work hard because there is quality both in what they are asked to do and how they are asked to do it. The author points out traditional coercive management in schools is the root of the problem and suggests that we replace the “bossing” that turns students and staff into adversaries with a system of management that brings them together.
RAISING KIDS WHO CAN , Using Family Meetings to Nurture Responsible, Cooperative, Caring, and Happy Children by Betty Lou Bettner, Ph. D. and Amy Lew, Ph. D. (Harper Perennial, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. 10 East 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022, 1992) This book shows how regular family meetings can help nurture responsible and caring children and adolescents who grow into capable, independent adults.
RATIONALE FOR STARTING A PROGRAM: DROP-OUT PREVENTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PACKET. Compiled by NAME. 1991. This packet explores the role conflict resolution plays in addressing and preventing at-risk student behavior.
READY-TO-USE MULTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR PRIMARY CHILDREN, by Saundrah Clark Grevious. For the K-3 teacher, here are 67 detailed lessons with over 150 reproducible activities to help prepare young children for life in a culturally diverse world.
REAL JUSTICE TRAINING MANUAL, McDonald, Moore, O’Connell, Thorsborne. The Piper’s Press, Pipersville, PA, 1995.)
REDUCING SCHOOL VIOLENCE THROUGH CONFLICT RESOLUTION, by David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson (ASCD, 1995) The authors offer an approach that involves interrelated programs for preventing violence and helping students learn to resolve conflicts constructively. Included are suggestions that schools can create a cooperative learning environment where students learn how to negotiate and mediate peer conflicts and teachers use academic controversies to enhance learning.
RESOLVING CONFLICT-WITH OTHERS AND WITHIN YOURSELF, Gini Graham Scott (New Harbinger Publication, Inc., Dept. B, 5674 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA. 94609 1990) A thorough and complete book on resolving conflict. Can be used to assist individuals as well as organizations in better understanding the often complex dynamic of conflicts.
RESOURCE GUIDE FOR SELECTING A TRAINER, (Third Edition) (published by the National Association for Mediation in Education, 205 Hampshire House, Box 33635, Amherst, MA, 1994.) Resources and what to look for in a trainer.
RESPECTING OUR DIFFERENCES, A GUIDE TO GETTING ALONG IN A CHANGING WORLD, by Lynn Duvall. For secondary school level. Helps us learn to respect differences, avoid stereotyping.
SCHOOL CRISIS MANAGEMENT – A hands-On Guide to Training Crisis Response Teams. By Kendall Johnson, Ph.D. Hunter House Publishers.
SETTING UP A PROGRAM: GENERAL PACKET. Compiled by NAME. 1989. This packet offers an overview of the steps, strategies, and potential obstacles in implementing a conflict resolution program in school.
SHAME AND PRIDE: AFFECT, SEX, AND THE BIRTH OF THE SELF, Donald L. Nathanson. (W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1995.)
SMART SCHOOLS, SMART KIDS: WHY DO SOME SCHOOLS WORK? by Edward B. Fiske (Touchstone, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, N.Y. 10020, 1991) This book takes readers into dozens of pioneering schools across the country to describe successful programs and how they work, the problems they have encountered, and the results they have achieved.
TEACHING CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CROSS CULTURAL ISSUES PACKET. Compiled by NAME. 1991 This packet presents information on differences and the practice of conflict resolution; a rationale for long-term educational work on diversity; and first-hand experiences of those involved in cross cultural conflicts.
TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN VIOLENT TIMES: BUILDING A PEACEABLE CLASSROOM, A preschool to Grade 3 Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution Guide, by Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. Helps the teacher explore the cultural context for violence in children’s lives; offers practical activities and ideas as well.
TEACHING CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CROSS CULTURAL ISSUES PACKET. Compiled by NAME. 1991. This packet presents information on differences and the practice of conflict resolution; a rationale for long-term educational work on diversity; and first-hand experiences of those involved in cross-cultural conflicts
TEACHING CONFLICT RESOLUTION THROUGH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by William J. Kreidler (Scholastic Professional Books, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-3999) This book is designed to help develop a total conflict resolution progam in elementary classrooms. It is based on the Peaceable Classroom Model which approaches the classroom as a caring and respectful community.
TEACHING THE SKILLS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Activities and Strategies for Counselors and Teachers, Cowan, Palomares & Schilling, (Innerchoice Publishing, P.O. Box 2476, Spring Valley, CA 91979, 1992.) Through sharing circles, role plays, discussions and experiments students will learn peer mediation, win-win problem-solving skills, “I” messages, active listening and assertiveness.
THAT’S ME! THAT’S YOU! THAT’S US! Selected Current Multicultural Books for Children and Young Adults Presenting Positive, Empowering Images, Third Edition, by Francenia L. Emery, Director, the Multicultural Resource Center. ( L.R.E. Graphics & Imaging, Fran’s Bookhouse, 6617 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119-3116, 1995)
THE IMPACT OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAMS ON SCHOOLS: A Review and Synthesis of the Evidence, (Second Edition) Julie A. Lam, Ph.D., (N.A.M.E., 205 Hampshire House, UMass, Amherst MA 01003, 1989) A summary of exisiting research on school-based mediation or conflict resolution programs for school administrators and community practitioners that are interested in starting similar programs in their schools.
TOO SMART FOR TROUBLE, by Sharon Scott. (Human Resources Development Press, Inc. 22 Amherst Road, Amherst, MA 01002, 11990.) This book is geared towards children ages five to ten, to read along with an adult, to teach them how to say no to all kinds of trouble.
TRAINING HIGH SCHOOL CONFLICT MANAGERS MANUAL (The Community Board Program, Inc., 149 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA. 94130 1986) Same as above.
TRAINING MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFLICT MANAGERS (The Community Board Program, Inc., 1986). A two day program which trains middle school students to be Conflict Managers through structured experience, role plays, and simulations.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION – Curriculum for Adolescents by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D. edc Education Development Center, Inc. Designed to help adolescents deal with anger in productive, nonviolent ways.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION: GENERAL PACKET (Second Edition). Compiled by NAME. 1993. This packet provides information and resources on violence in schools. It also makes the connection between conflict resolution and violence prevention. Includes updated violence prevention Resource List.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN? HOW TO ACHIEVE DISCIPLINE WITH DIGNITY IN THE CLASSROOM, by Allen Mendler. 1992. (National Educational Service) Bloomington, Indiana
WIN-WIN Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Gerstein & Reagan. (Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., PO Box 667, Layton, Utah 84041 1986) These authors offer specific guidelines and techniques by which we can incorporate conflict resolution into our homes, in business, between groups, and across cultures.
WORDS CAN HURT YOU – Beginning Program of Anti-Bias Education by Barbara J. Thomson. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
WORKING WITH CHILDREN FROM VIOLENT HOMES, Ideas and Techniques. 1986 by Diane Davis. Network Publications, Santa Cruz, CA.
YOUNG PEACEMAKERS PROJECT BOOK (Brethren Press, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, Illinois 60120 1988). Contains activities which introduce pre-school through elementary age children to the fundamental concepts of stewardship, relationships, and global citizenship.
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