Managing Conflict in Schools
Managing Conflict in Schools: Practical Strategies to Stop Bullying and Help Kids Handle Anger Effectively is a 2-day course that brings together two of Signe’s most popular training programs into one event for educators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, youth workers, and parents.
Conflict is a predictable part of human interactions and a routine occurrence among school-aged kids. Managing Conflict in Schools gives participants skills to help students resolve conflict independently and with dignity.
Day 1 of the course examines the role of anger in conflict and identifies four distinct choices that kids have in dealing with angry feelings. Aggressive, passive aggressive, passive, and assertive responses to conflict are explored with an emphasis on teaching kids assertive strategies for expressing emotion and building positive relationships.
Day 2 of the course focuses on one of the most widespread problems in schools: bullying. Participants will learn how to distinguish between rude, mean, and bullying behaviors, and gain skills for creating classroom cultures that prevent unwanted aggression. Participants will also learn strategies for reaching out to vulnerable children, intervening in incidents of cyberbullying, and teaching social-emotional skills that empower kids to manage physical, verbal, relational, and online aggression.
This 2-day course provides educators, counselors, mental health professionals, and youth workers with prevention and intervention strategies for changing the culture of unwanted aggression in schools and empowering kids with skills for assertive anger expression.
For information on bringing Managing Conflict in Schools to your school or organization, please contact Signe via e-mail at Signe@SigneWhitson.com
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