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Elementary Perspectives: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict

One of ESR's best selling books, this curriculum offers more than 80 activities that help teachers and students define peace, explore justice, and learn the value of conflict and its resolution. Students read, write, draw, role-play, sing, and discuss their way through a process that helps them acquire the concrete cooperative and conflict resolution skills needed to become caring and socially responsible citizens. (continue)

Student Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together (SPIRIT)

For more than 35 years, the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice has worked with schools across the nation. Many school systems have experienced major demographic changes. At times, tensions and disruptions will accompany the process of inclusion and assimilation. The Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice (CRS) has helped schools to build strategies to improve lines of communication, establish programs to eliminate racial and ethnic misconceptions, and develop plans to prevent conflict and improve intergroup relations among students, faculty, staff, parents and community groups. SPIRIT is one such CRS program. (continue)

Georgetown University – Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution

From Darfur to Iraq to Washington D.C., disputes over politics, culture, resources, and religion have given rise to the need for new and creative approaches to resolving conflict. While deeply-rooted conflicts are often not fully resolved, they may be transformed from heated or violent disputes into more manageable, peaceful forms. The Georgetown M.A. Program in Conflict Resolution seeks to equip its graduates with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to better understand the nature of, and solutions to, many types and degrees of conflict. (continue)

Bringing Peace Into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution

Bringing Peace Into the Room examines the personal qualities that make a mediator effective. The authors of this volume go beyond traditional descriptions of academic training, theoretical orientation, and refinement of technique to confront issues related to personal temperament and the crucial psychological, intellectual and spiritual qualities of the mediation professional - qualities that are often the most potent elements of successful mediation. (continue)

Narrative Mediation

Narrative mediation is an innovative conflict resolution paradigm that is a revolutionary departure from the traditional problem-solving, interest-based model of resolving disputes. Based on a postmodern, social constructionist philosophy, narrative mediation views conflict as arising within cultural contexts that have a direct bearing on how parties construct their perceptions of a particular event. A narrative mediation approach encourages the conflicting parties to reach understanding and resolution through a deep understanding of the shared personal and cultural narratives underlying the conflict. (continue)

Building a Home for the Heart: Using Metaphors in Value-Centered Circles

Discussing values is central to any restorative justice process, especially Circles. Based on years of experience as Circle keepers, Pat and Sue show how they use metaphors to facilitate the discussion of values and to move the dialogue in Circles to much deeper levels. (continue)

Face-To-Face at Arm's Length: Conflict Norms and Extra-Group Relations in Grassroots Dialogue Groups

Research has shown that internal relations in small groups are affected by members' relationship to the external world and the extent to which groups focus their efforts on extra-group relations. This article describes the conflict norms used to manage intra-group relations by members of a grassroots dialogue group in the U.S. whose members - US Jews, Palestinians, and others - came together to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (continue)

Search for Common Ground USA

The mission of Search for Common Ground-USA is to foster cooperation among people who have different views on how to achieve social progress and to encourage the use of cooperative approaches as a first option for addressing differences. We bring diverse stakeholders together to build consensus solutions to specific, important issues at the national, state and local levels; and we build institutions that foster cooperation and consensus-building over time. (continue)

Foundation for Prevention and Early Resolution of Conflicts (PERC)

The Foundation for Prevention and Early Resolution of Conflicts (PERC) is dedicated to the promotion of conflict resolution by agreement-making through the voluntary techniques of conflict resolution: negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The website contains a statement by Theodore W. Kheel, PERC's president, entitled "The Gentle Art of Agreement-Making," in the belief that agreement-making underlies both conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution. (continue)

Twenty Plus Things Law Enforcement Agencies Can Do to Respond to or Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. CRS is a specialized Federal conciliation service available to State and local officials to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil disorder. CRS's services include conciliation, mediation, technical assistance, and training. This resource guides law enforcement officials through such things as conducting community assessments, reviewing patrol practices, and conducting community outreach. (continue)

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