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Conflict Management in Schools: Sowing Seeds for a Safer Society outlines five basic principles of school conflict management programs, describes the findings of Ohio's School Conflict Management Demonstration Project, and discusses how conflict management can best benefit children and youth.

Author(s): Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Publication Year: 1999
Price: First copy is free; $5.00 for each additional copy
Contact Information:

Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
77 South High Street, 24th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43266-0124
(614) 752-9595
Fax: (614) 752-9682
www.state.oh.us/cd

The Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management also publishes the Directory of School Conflict Management Trainers and the Directory of Ohio Schools with Conflict Management Programs

Conflict Resolution in the Middle School includes classroom-tested activities that are designed to help students handle conflicts. Ten basic skill lessons are used to teach students active listening, perspective taking, negotiation, and mediation.

Author(s): Kreidler, W. J.
Publication Year: 1997
Price:

Curriculum and Teachers Guide 38.00
Single Student Workbook 7.45
Set of 10 workbooks 49.95

Contact Information:

The National Resource Center for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1419
918-585-2986
Fax: 918-592-1841


Conflict Resolution: A Middle and High School Curriculum includes more than 80 activities that teach students in grades 7-12 how to understand conflict and conflict styles. The curriculum also teaches skills for effective communication, managing strong emotions, and resolving conflicts.

Author(s): Community Boards
Price: 55.00
Contact Information:

Community Boards
1540 Market Street
Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 552-1250
(415) 626-0595
http://www.communityboards.org

Conflict Resolution in the High School: 36 Lessons is a comprehensive curriculum that helps educators teach conflict resolution skills and concepts. The book also includes guidelines for implementing the curriculum, assessing student learning, and infusing conflict resolution throughout the standard curriculum.

Author(s): Lieber, C. M., Lantieri, L.
Publication Year: 1998
Price: 38.00
Contact Information:

The National Resource Center for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1419
918-585-2986
Fax: 918-592-1841

Conflict Resolution: A Curriculum for Youth Providers includes more than 75 activities, handouts, and trainer guides that can help students understand conflict, its styles, and its resolution.

Author(s): Community Board Program, Inc.
Publication Year: 1990
Price: 52.00
Contact Information:

The National Resource Center for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1419
918-585-2986
Fax: 918-592-1841

Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Research Project offers conflict resolution curriculum consisting of fifteen lessons organized around five topical areas: Understanding Conflict, Effective Communication, Understanding Anger, Handling Anger, and Peer Mediation. They also offer a peer mediation training manual that includes a student manual, with or without teacher instructions, and a peer mediation agreement form to document mediation activities.

Authors: Smith, S., Miller, D., & Daunic, A.
Prices:

Peer Mediation Curriculum- $20
Peer Mediation Training Manual (Student & Teacher)- $10 per manual

Contact Information:

CR/PM Project
G315 Norman Hall
P.O. Box 117050
Gainesville, FL 32611
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/CRPM/CRPMhome.html.
conflict@ufl.edu

Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings Program Report provides educators with information and tools to initiate the development of comprehensive youth-centered conflict resolution programs. The guide also offers resources for establishing a conflict resolution program.

Author(s): Crawford, D., & Bodine, R.
Publication Year: 1996
Contact Information:

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531

Creating Conflict Resolution: Over 200 Activities for Keeping Peace in the Classroom uses discussion activities and worksheets to teach children in grades K-6 conflict resolution skills.

Author(s): Kreidler, W. J
Publication Year: 1984
Price: 12.95
Contact Information:

Goodyear Books
Scott, Foresman and Co.
1900 East Lake avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
(800) 628-4480

Creating the Peaceable School: A Comprehensive Program for Teaching Conflict Resolution (program guide and student manual) provides a theoretical overview of the principles associated with conflict resolution. The guide includes detailed instruction for facilitating activities to help students in grades 3- 12 master the skills and knowledge needed to apply these ideas, while the student manual includes forms and worksheets designed to reinforce student learning.

Author(s): Bodine, R., J., Crawford, D. K., & Schrumpf, F.
Publication Year: 1994
Price:

Program Guide-35.95
Student Manual- 14.95
Video, program guide, and student manual- 365.00

Contact Information:

Research Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 9177
Champaign, IL 61826

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) offers a variety of resources and training programs on conflict resolution and issues of peacemaking.

Contact Information:

Mora Rothenberg (800) 370-2515 Ext.19
mrothenberg@esrnational.org
Fax: 617-864-5164
http://www.esrnational.org

Getting Along (video series and teacher's guide) helps students in grades pre-K-12 to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors needed to prevent, defuse, and resolve conflict.

Working Together (video series and teacher's guide) is designed to assist students in grades 3-6 develop the skills necessary to successfully resolve conflict.

Author(s): Center for Educational Resources, The Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, Phi Delta Kappa International
Publication Year: 1999
Price: 1,155.00 for both series
Contact Information:

Phi Delta Kappa International,
P.O. Box 789,
Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 (800)766-1156 or (812) 339-1156
Fax: (812) 339-0018


The Handbook of Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Building Quality Programs in Schools offers an introduction to the basic principles of conflict resolution. It also describes the elements of effective conflict resolution programs, gives an overview of effective approaches, and provides guidance on planning and implementing a conflict resolution program in grades K-12.

Author(s): Bodine, R. J., & Crawford, D. K.
Publication Year: 1998
Price: 34.95
Contact Information:

Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers
350 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 433-1740
Fax: (800) 605-2665
http://www.josseybass.com

Managing Conflict: A Curriculum for Adolescents contains 15 lessons that are designed to teach and reinforce communication, problem solving, and anger management skills. The curriculum can be taught in classroom or residential settings.

Author(s): Copeland, N. D.
Publication Year: 1995
Price: 35.00
Contact Information:

National Resource Center for Youth Mediation
A division of the New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution
800 Park Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 247-0571

Peace Talks: Resolving Conflicts (video + discussion guide) examines common causes of conflict during the teen years, and steps that can be taken to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Author(s): Michael Pritchard
Publication Year: 1996
Price: 69.95
Contact Information:

The National Resource Center for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1419
(918) 585-2986
Fax: (918) 592-1841

Peaceful Solutions (2 videos + leader's guide) provides different strategies and educational practices that can be used to resolve conflicts and reduce violence among youth. The videos can be used during inservice workshops, as well as shown to students to promote discussion.

Publication Year: 1997
Price: 179.95
Contact Information:

The National Resource Center for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1419
(918)585-2986
Fax: (918)592-1841

Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools is a program guide designed to assist middle and high school educators in training students to deal with conflicts. The peer mediation approach is based on the assumption that conflict is a normal and positive force that can accompany personal growth and social change.

Author(s): Shrumpf, F., Crawford, D.K., Bodine, R. J.
Publication Year: 1997
Price: Student Manual- 12.95, Program Guide- 29.95
Contact Information: Books can be purchased at amazon.com

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATH) seeks to facilitate the development of self-control, positive self-esteem, emotional awareness, and interpersonal problem solving skills in elementary-school aged children. The curriculum consists of 119 lessons. There is also an optional Readiness and Self-Control Unit which contains additional lessons.

Author(s): Greenberg, M. T. & Kusche, C. A.
Contact Information:

Mark T. Greenberg
HDFS-Henderson Bldg. South
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Mxg47@psu.edu
(814) 863-0112

Reducing School Violence through Conflict Resolution discusses interrelated programs for preventing violence and helping students learn to resolve conflicts constructively. It also offers strategies for creating a cooperative environment where students learn how to negotiate and mediate peer conflicts.

Author(s): Johnson, D. W., Johnson, R. T.
Price: 18.95
Contact Information:

Phi Delta Kappa International,
P.O. Box 789,
Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 U.S.A.
(800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156
Fax: (812) 339-0018

Resolving Conflict Creatively: A Teaching Guide for Grades Kindergarten Through Six and Resolving Conflict Creatively: A Teaching Guide for Secondary Schools both seek to show children that they have many choices for dealing with conflict other than through passivity or aggression. The program uses a variety of role-playing, interviews, group dialog, brainstorming, and other affective experiential learning strategies.

Author(s): RCCP National Center
Price:

Curriculum not available for purchase without a 3- to 5- year commitment to the program within a school system. Videos are available from $24 to &40.

Contact Information:

RCCP National Center
163 Third Avenue, No. 103
New York, NY 10003

Second Step Curriculum: A Violence Prevention Curriculum is geared toward preschool through junior high students. It is a school-based social skills curriculum that uses discussion, teacher modeling of skills, and role plays to teach children to change the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to school violence.

Author(s): Committee for Children
Price:

Early Childhood Kit, Preschool & Kindergarten $259
Second Step Kit, Grades 1-3 $269
Second Step Kit, Grades 4-5 $249
Second Step, Middle School/Junior High Level $295

Contact Information:

Committee for Children
2203 Airport Way South
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: (800) 634-4449 or (206) 343-1223
Fax: (206) 343-1445
http://www.cfchildren.org

Student Mediation in Elementary Schools: Training and Implementation Guide provides an overview of the mediation process, as well as detailed instructions for selecting and training student mediators and implementing the mediation program.

Author(s): National Resource Center for Youth Mediation
Price: 35.00
Publication Year: 1995
Contact Information:

National Resource Center for Youth Mediation
800 Park Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 247-0571

Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers uses experiential and cooperative learning, as well as role playing and perspective taking to teach students to negotiate and mediate.

Author(s): Johnson, D. W., U Johnson, R. T.
Price: 25.00 each -for book and video; 10.00 for audiocassettes
Publication Year: 1995
Contact Information:

Interaction Book Co.
7208 Cornelia Drive
Edina, MN 55435
(612) 831-9500

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Workshops

Peace Education Foundation provides conflict resolution resources (i.e., curricula, posters) for grades pre-K through 12. They also offer training and implementation assistance. The cost of training is: $120.00 per person/day for educators working with Grades Pre-K -2; $100 per person/per day for educators working with grades 3-8; and $150 per person/day for educators working with Grades 9-12.
Contact Information:

Lloyd Van Bylevelt
1900 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132-1025
(800)749-8838
Fax: (305)576-3106
http://www.peace-ed.org

The Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Workshops teach the skills necessary to implement and maintain an effective conflict resolution/peer mediation education program.
Contact Information:

National Center for Conflict Resolution Education
Illinois Bar Center
424 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL 62701
(217)523-7056
Fax: (217)523-7066
http://www.nccre.org/programs/peaceable.html

The PATHS: Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies workshop provides training for educators and counselors interested in implementing the PATHS curriculum. The training involves a two day session and cost $1,500.00 per day, plus reimbursement for travel expenses.
Contact Information:

Mark T. Greenberg
HDFS-Henderson Bldg. South
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Mxg47@psu.edu
(814) 863-0112

The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program National Center provides teachers with in-depth training, curricula, and staff development support geared at assisting in teaching young people conflict resolution skills, promoting intercultural understanding, and providing models for positive ways of dealing with conflict and differences.
Contact Information:

Resolving Conflict Creatively Program
163 Third Avenue
P.O. Box 103
New York, NY 10003
(212) 387-0025
Fax: (212) 387-0510

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Online Resources


Conflict Resolution Education Network (CRENET) provides background information on conflict resolution in education, as well as offers a variety of conflict resolution resources.
http://www.crenet.org/

Youth Violence and Prevention is published by the Center for Disease Control and provides facts about youth violence and suicide. The website also gives possible solutions, frequently asked questions, and helpful resources.
http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/index.html

Community Boards offers a variety of conflict resolution and violence prevention resources for grades K-12. They also provide information regarding institutes and training.
http://www.communityboards.org

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