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NCJ Number: 156294 Find in a Library
Title: Waging Peace in Our Schools: Beginning With the Children
Journal: Reclaiming Children and Youth  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:25-29
Author(s): L Lantieri
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 5
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP), which teaches students behavioral alternatives to violence in the resolution of conflicts with others.
Abstract: Based in the belief that the wave of violence in American schools stems from students' being conditioned to resolve conflicts by violent means, the RCCP uses various methods to teach students how to resolve conflicts nonviolently. The RCCP, which began in 1985, teaches intergroup understanding; alternatives to violence; and creative conflict resolution among students, teachers, parents, and administrators in five school systems in the country. One component is a K-12 classroom curriculum that teaches active listening, assertiveness, expressing feelings in appropriate ways, taking perspective, cooperation, negotiation, appreciation of diversity, and countering bias. Other components are professional training and ongoing technical assistance and support for teachers, a student- led mediation program, parent training, and training for administrators. From the beginning of RCCP's implementation, teachers have reported positive changes in their students and themselves. 4 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Crime in schools; Social skills training; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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