CREST will customize trainings to meet the needs of your school:
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||Schedule training in communication and conflict resolution skills for the teachers and staff.
Teachers model and teach children the skills.
Peer-selected students are trained as Conflict Managers who help their peers resolve their conflicts.
Parents are taught to use the same skills at home.
Two on-site coordinators (staff or parents) are responsible for liaison, sustaining the program and assembling post-training evaluation data.
Programs may include the following:
For Certificated and Classified Staff
A Basic Course in Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution Steps - 6 hours. This course includes:
An overview of the Whole School Approach
Introduction of effective conflict styles
Guidelines for dealing with anger
Development of "I" messages
Use of active listening skills
- Conflict Resolution Steps
For Program Coordinators
Conflict Managers Program - 6 hours
CREST will provide training for the Conflict Managers Program. Students are selected by their peers and approved by teachers to become peer mediators. Elementary CMP - 6 hours. Middle and high school students - 12 hours. This course includes:
Additional staff from your site are needed to supervise small group practices of the Conflict Management process. The ideal ratio for these practice sessions is 1 adult for every 4-5 students.
We offer 2- hour, 4- hour or 6-hour workshops for parent groups. The four and six hour workshops can be broken into smaller segments. These workshops include a brief explanation of how students benefit from conflict resolution education at school as well as how parents can provide support and follow-through in the home in order to:
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