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NCJ Number: 160440 Find in a Library
Title: National Institute for Dispute Resolution National Youth Agenda for Resolving Conflict Without Violence 1994-1996
Corporate Author: National Institute for Dispute Resolution
Publications Coordinator
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute for Dispute Resolution
Washington, DC 20036-4502
Sale Source: National Institute for Dispute Resolution
Publications Coordinator
1726 M Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-4502
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Institute for Dispute Resolution's (NIDR's) National Youth Agenda for Resolving Conflict Without Violence, which extends over the years 1994-96, consists of a series of initiatives aimed at building safe schools and communities for children and youth.
Abstract: The agenda as a whole encourages the development of children who have the life skills to manage conflict, of communities that have the ability to ensure the safety of children, and of schools and educators that provide models of constructive problem-solving. The agenda's Schools Initiative is designed to build schools that teach students, teachers, administrators, and parents effective and constructive skills for resolving conflicts. This initiative will develop and test the essentials of age-appropriate curricula to teach kids how to respond to conflict constructively. It will also develop a resource guide and blueprint for school parents, superintendents, and administrators who want conflict resolution programs in their schools and need assistance in putting such programs in place. The Community Initiative is designed to build safer, more supportive school communities, using community policing and conflict resolution collaborative problem-solving models. The Educators Initiative is intended to develop future educators, administrators, and school counselors who will bring to their schools and classrooms the ability to teach students conflict resolution principles and behaviors, and who themselves are resolving conflicts without violence or disrespect, thereby modeling for students the constructive behaviors of conflict resolution. Finally, the Research Initiative consists of a series of components that will expand the depth and breadth of conflict resolution programs aimed at ending youth violence, including the development of a full-service database, research, and networking components.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community policing; Conflict resolution; Educators; Research programs; School delinquency programs
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