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Flannery, D.J. and Huff, C.R. (Editors). Youth violence : prevention, intervention, and social policy. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Press, 1999. 322 p.

Powell, K.E. and Hawkins, D.F. (Editors).  Youth violence prevention: descriptions and baseline data from 13 evaluation projects.  American Journal of  Preventive Medicine, supplement to volume 12, number 5,   September/October 1996. 134 p. Website of journal-

Wiehe, V.R. Understanding family violence : treating and preventing partner, child, sibling, and elder abuse.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c1998. 278 p.
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Aber, J. L., Jones, S. M., Brown, J. L., Chaudry, N., & Samples, F. (1998). Resolving conflict creatively: evaluating the developmental effects of a school-based violence prevention program in neighborhood and classroom context. Development & Psychopathology, 10(2), 187-213.  Abstract: This study evaluated the short-term impact of a school-based violence prevention initiative on developmental processes thought to place children at risk for future aggression and violence and examined the influence of classroom and neighborhood contexts on the effectiveness of the violence prevention initiative. Two waves of developmental data (fall and spring) were analyzed from the 1st year of the evaluation of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP), which includes 5053 children from grades two to six from 11 elementary schools in New York City.

Carlson, B. E. (1997). Mental retardation and domestic violence: an ecological approach to   intervention. [Review] [30 refs]. Social Work, 42(1), 79-89.  Abstract : The public and health and law enforcement professionals have finally become aware of the problem of domestic violence among community-dwelling women with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation. This article presents an ecological approach to analyzing factors that contribute to and maintain such abuse. Service needs of women with developmental disabilities who experience domestic violence as well as assumptions that should underlie treatment are addressed within an ecological framework. Assessment and individual and group intervention are discussed, including the development of a personal safety plan. A case example is provided. [References: 30].

Dusenbury, L., Falco, M., Lake, A., Brannigan, R., & Bosworth, K. (1997). Nine critical   elements of promising violence prevention programs. [Review] [15 refs]. Journal of  School Health, 67(10),
409-414.  Abstract : To identify approaches to school-based violence prevention that are most promising and those that may not be effective, a review of the literature was conducted. In addition, telephone interviews were conducted with 15 experts on topics related to school-based violence prevention. Nine critical ingredients of promising approaches to violence prevention were identified. Specifically, the approaches are comprehensive and multifaceted; begin in the primary grades and are reinforced across grade level; are developmentally tailored: and cover appropriate content area. Appropriate content areas include information; anger management; social perspective taking; decision making and social problem solving; peer negotiation and conflict management; social resistance skills; active listening and effective communication; and material on prejudice, sexism, racism and male-female relationship. In addition, promising programs use interactive teaching techniques, are culturally sensitive, and provide teacher training. They promote a positive school climate and foster norms against violence. Six violence prevention activities that appear not to be effective are also discussed. The authors conclude with a
discussion of the need for more rigorous evaluation of violence prevention programs. [References: 15].

Foshee, V. A., Bauman, K. E., Arriaga, X. B., Helms, R. W., Koch, G. G., & Linder, G. F. (1998). An evaluation of Safe Dates, an adolescent dating violence prevention program.  American Journal of Public Health, 88(1), 45-50.  Abstract : OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the effects of the Safe Dates program on the primary and secondary prevention of adolescent dating violence. METHODS: Fourteen schools were randomly allocated to treatment conditions. Eighty percent (n=1886) of the eighth and ninth graders in a rural county completed baseline questionnaires, and 1700 (90%) completed follow-up questionnaires. RESULTS: Treatment and control groups were comparable at baseline. In the full sample at follow-up, less psychological abuse, sexual violence, and violence perpetrated against the current dating partner were reported in treatment than in control schools. In a subsample of adolescents reporting no dating violence at baseline (a primary prevention subsample), there was less initiation of psychological abuse in treatment than in control schools.

Grossman, D. C., Neckerman, H. J., Koepsell, T. D., Liu, P. Y., Asher, K. N., Beland, K., Frey, K., & Rivara, F. P. (1997). Effectiveness of a violence prevention curriculum among children in elementary school.  A randomized controlled trial [see comments]. JAMA, 277(20), 1605-1611.  Abstract : OBJECTIVE: To determine if a commonly used violence prevention curriculum, Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum, leads to a reduction in aggressive behavior and an increase in
prosocial behavior among elementary school students. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Urban and suburban elementary schools in the state of Washington. PARTICIPANTS: Six matched pairs of schools with 790 second and third-grade students. The students were 53% male and 79% white. INTERVENTION: The curriculum uses 30 specific lessons to teach social skills related to anger management, impulse control, and empathy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Aggressive and prosocial
behavior changes were measured 2 weeks and 6 months after participation in the curriculum by parent and teacher reports (Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist and Teacher Report Form, the School Social Behavior Scale, and the Parent-Child Rating Scale) and by observation of a random subsample of 588 students in the classroom and playground/cafeteria settings.

Kellermann, A. L., Fuqua-Whitley, D. S., Rivara, F. P., & Mercy, J. (1998). Preventing youth violence: what works?. [Review] [106 refs].  Annual Review of Public Health, 19, 271-292. Abstract : Between 1985 and 1992, serious youth violence in the United States surged to unprecedented levels. The growing use of firearms to settle disputes has contributed to this phenomenon. Youth are most
often victimized by one of their peers. In response to this problem, a wide variety of programs have been implemented in an attempt to prevent youth violence or reduce its severity. Few have been adequately evaluated. In general, interventions applied between the prenatal period and age 6 appear to be more effective than interventions initiated in later childhood or adolescence.

Lumley, V. A., & Miltenberger, R. G. (1997). Sexual abuse prevention for persons with  mental retardation. [Review] [51 refs]. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 101(5),  459-472.  Abstract : The problem of sexual abuse among persons with mental retardation, skills for preventing sexual abuse, and methods for assessing prevention skills were discussed. Because very little research on teaching sexual abuse prevention skills exists, research on abduction prevention programs for persons with mental retardation as well as on sexual abuse prevention programs for children, was reviewed. Suggestions for future research in the area of sexual abuse prevention for persons with mental retardation were discussed. [References: 51].

Mulroy, E. A., & Shay, S. (1997). Nonprofit organizations and innovation: a model of  neighborhood-based collaboration to prevent child maltreatment. [Review] [42 refs].  Social Work, 42(5), 515-524.  Abstract : This article develops a theoretical and conceptual framework for neighborhood-based collaboration by NPOs; analyzes the main concepts of innovation in the design and implementation of a collaboration to prevent child maltreatment in an undervalued neighborhood; and draws implications for social policy, social work practice, and social work research. [References: 42].

Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile.  1998: Statistics Canada.  Catologue no. 85-224-XIE  Also available at http://www.statcan/english/services/      Click on downloadable publications, then click on free.



The ABC's of Parenting,, is devoted to providing web surfers with reviews and ratings of the absolute best websites of interest to families and parents-to-be. All sites listed in the ABC’s of Parenting have been reviewed by the site editors.  4-Star Rating.

ADR Resources - This mediation and dispute resolution resources site contains substantial on-line materials for alternative dispute resolution and mediation.  It is arranged into the following sections: Introductory Mediation EssaysIntermediate Mediation Essays, Mediation Training Programs and Implementing Mediation Centers, Advanced Mediation Topics, Mediation On-Line Newsletter, Tutorial for Mediaiton Related Web Site Design, FAQ -- common questions answered, Mediation books I can recommend, Helping Troubled Kids . This site is by Stephen R. Marsh, a mediator in Dallas, Texas in THE ZISMAN LAW FIRM, P.C. 714 Jackson Street, 200 Renaissance Place, Dallas, Texas 75202; (214) 745-1300 voice; (214) 720-0748 facsimile; e-mail ; 1-800-242-5053; Web site

You can find the collected works of Martin Luther King in a volume entitled A Testament of Hope, edited by James Melvin Washington, published by Harper & Row, 1986. They have recently come out with a paperback version for $23. I have been told that Barnes & Noble has a discount which brings it down to $18.

All of One Peace. Author - Coleman McCarthy. Available from Rutgers University Press 1-800-446-9323

Allow the Water: anger, fear, power, work, sexuality, community - and the spirituality and practice of non-violence by Leonard Desroches. In Canada, at least, it is available in several bookstores or order directly from the publisher, DUNAMIS, 407 Bleeker St., Toronto, ON, M4X 1W2. (416) 975-4897.

American Association for Health Education. Summer Institute (6th-1996 LaCrosse, Wisconsin).  Violence Intervention & Prevention Institute: Proceedings of AAHE's 6th Summer Institute. Reston, Va.: American Association for Health Education, c1997. 92 p.; Website of the Association:

Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Resources - This mediation Resources site contains substantial on-line materials for alternative dispute resolution and mediation. Mediation EssaysMore Mediation Essays, Mediation Centers, Advanced Mediation Topics, & On-Line Mediation Newsletters are all at this site. [Tutorial for web site design] [About this site] [About the author] [FAQ -- mediation questions answered] [Mediation books I can recommend] [What's new]. This site is by Stephen R. Marsh, a mediator in Dallas, Texas.  [5 Star - Must Reading]

Anne Avery's  Basic Library on Peace Education  - online at


"Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action."  The sourcebook presents the best-known strategies for reducing youth violence, garnered from individuals working in the field.  The first section of "Best Practices" reviews the general principles of intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation.  The main section details the four key strategies to preventing youth violence: parent and family-based strategies, home visiting, social and conflict resolution skills, and mentoring.  "Best Practices" is available through the SafeUSA Web site,, or through the SafeUSA Clearinghouse, (888) 252-7751, a vehicle for safety-related information and materials.  The SafeUSA Web site provides information about specific safety-related topics and links to related Web sites. The SafeUSA Clearinghouse has information specialists available to answer questions and provide referrals to callers.  It also has taped messages on popular safety topics, free safety publications, and a fax-on-demand service that gives access to several SafeUSA fact sheets in Spanish and English.  SafeUSA is an alliance of organizations dedicated to eliminating unintentional and violent injury and death in America.

Buddhist Peacework: Creating Cultures of Peace - This collection of essays by 18 well-known Buddhist leaders is a response to a 1994 UNESCO Declaration on the Role of Religions in the Promotion of a Culture of Peace. Their essays describe the grassroots activities for peace being carried out by Buddhist communities around the world. It's very timely as we enter the year and decade for the Culture of Peace. The book includes an analytical introduction and conclusion by editor David W. Chappell (University of Hawaii), and a background on UNESCO's work on Religions and Cultures of Peace by Janusz Symonides, director of UNESCO's Department of Peace, Human Rights, Democracy, and Tolerance.  Boston Research Center for the 21st Century; 396 Harvard Street; Cambridge, MA 02138 Tel: (617) 491-1090; Fax: (617) 491-1169

Building a Safer Canada: A Community-based Crime Prevention Manual - Canadians want to live in safe communities. Since crime can have such a serious impact on our quality of life, crime reduction is a major priority of the Department of Justice. The Department is committed to a strategy of preventing crime before it takes place. The key to this strategy is community involvement. Because the sources of crime and other social problems lie in the community, only communities can solve these problems. The purpose of this manual is to support community action by providing the information necessary for groups to take a leadership role in ensuring public safety. The manual will be useful for a wide range of people, from members of community groups to crime prevention practitioners. 5 Star - Must Reading. View full manual at

Building Foundations for Safe and Caring Schools: Research on Disruptive Behaviour and Violence
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Comments: This book reports the results of research by researchers at the Universities of Lethbridge, Calgary and Alberta on disruptive behaviour and violence in Alberta schools. This research focuses on:
1) The nature and extent of violent and serious learning disruptive behaviour;
2) The perspectives of principals, teachers and children for understanding this type of behaviour;
3) Programs and policies for dealing with this behaviour.
The book also includes a chapter on an environmental scan of resources in Alberta for dealing with serious learning disruptive behaviour.

Bully-Proofing Your School by Carla Garrity, Kathryn Jens, William Porter, Nancy Sager, and Cam Short-Camilli.  Order by telephone 1-800-547-6747; cost US$29.95 - In the spring of 1999, one week after two students went on a deadly rampage at a high school in Colorado, a similar attack struck Taber, Alberta Canada.  A 14-year-old boy opened fire inside W.R. Myers High School. One student was killed, another was wounded. (Details from CBC News)  Within hours after the shooting, stories began to emerge of the relentless bullying the accused had previously endured. (More details from the Calgary Herald). is our attempt to help young people help each other.  The main graphics and HTML for this site were created by students Janeve Everett and Zoe Brown as a part of the Community NET-Workers class at Banded Peak School.   The help links were researched and some writing was contributed by the peeer support group at Banded Peak School.   The project was originally conceived of and is facilitated by teacher William is a project of IEARN-Canada.  The students that have helped develop the project wanted to use the power of the Internet to let their peers know that young people dealing with the issues of bullying and teasing "Are NOT alone. That being bullied and teased is NOT their fault and that they CAN do something about it!" a project for kids by kids. Youth can contribute their personal reflections, poems,  music, drawings, photographs, and even films.  If you are an adult working with kids, a school, a school board or other organization that has already developed resources, programs and expertise about the issues relating to bullying and teasing, please contact us so that we may list this your information to let others know where they can go for help or support on our "Help" page.  Please share this site with others whom you think will benefit from it.  The site is only just beginning, but we anticipate it growing VERY rapidly as the issue is so universal, so pervasive and the needs are so great.Bullying and Victimization:  The Problems and Solutions for School-aged Children
L'intimidation et la victimisation:  Problems et solutions a l'intention des enfants d'age scolaire  (Document from the National Crime Prevention Council of Canada.) 

Bullying, a survival guide contains guidelines for dealing with all aspects of bullying from school to work.

CATALOGS FOR PEACE EDUCATION CURRICULA - Educators for Social Responsibility continues to publish a resource catalog.  For the Spring 2000 catalog phone 1-800-370-2515 or access the catalog on their website at <>.  Other catalogs are available from Research Press (1-800-519-2707 and at < and on-line from the Conflict Resolution Network in Australia at <>. Web guide to the rapidly growing profession of social entrepreneurship. provides resources, inspiring ideas and opportunities for social entrepreneurs and those interested in learning more about innovative social change. Web site

Childline operates a web site that addresses bullying and how to beat it at

THE CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND's WEBSITE FOR YOUTH VIOLENCE RESOURCES: Escalating violence against and by children and youths is no coincidence.  It is the manifestation of a range of serious and too-long neglected problems.  Factors such as poverty, economic inequality, racial intolerance , drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, violent images in our popular culture, and the availability of deadly firearms all contribute to the prevalence of violence in our communities. Whether you are a school administrator, a parent, a minister, or a community leader, there are steps you can take to understand, identify and prevent youth violence.  To learn more about what you can do, go to

Community of Caring works to implement and encourage five values--caring, responsibility, respect, trust, and family--in our nation's schools. By doing so, we address destructive attitudes that lead to early sexual involvement, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and dropping out of school. Through a total community approach, this program creates a caring, respectful, school environment that supports students as they develop positive values.  Mail: Community of Caring, 1325 G. Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.  Phone:(202) 393-1251, Fax:(202) 824-0351, Email:   Visit the web site at

Community of the Future. The Drucker Foundation. Brings together such leading thinkers as James L. Barksdale, Stephen R. Covey, Arun Gandhi, Margaret J. Wheatley, Elie Wiesel, and many others to provide insight into the powerful notion of community. Their new, never-before-published essays explore what is important about our communities today and how they will look tomorrow - how we will live, work, communicate and govern ourselves. This collection from the world's top thinkers shows us the challenges we face in building the communities of the future and what we can do today to prepare. Available from The Peter F.Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, 320 Park Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY 10022-6839, Telephone 212-224-1174, fax 212-224-2508, email:, Web: Rating - 5 Star.

Conflict Management in Higher Education Report has just been posted online and is now available for viewing. Go to

Conflict Resolution in Schools - In March the European Centre for Conflict Prevention organised an international seminar on Conflict Resolution in Schools in the Netherlands. Participants from UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Germany, Belgium and Norway came together to exchange information and experience with conflict resolution programmes and approaches in educational settings. Click here for the summary of findings, including recommendations. The report of the seminar is available in PdF format . Download the Acrobat Reader for free if you do not have Acrobat Reader.

An extensive "Conflict Resolution Education Research and Evaluation Bibliography" compiled by Marsha S. Blakeway is available at <>.  This second edition has 250 additional entries compared to the first edition that is still on the CREnet website .  If you have suggestions for additional entries, please give them to Marsha at <> or 608 Fifth St., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.

The Conflict Resolution Information Source - A collaborative effort  to strengthen the conflict resolution field's information infrastructure funded by the Hewlett Foundation.  The Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo) is a cooperative effort to strengthen the conflict field's information infrastructure. Starting from an initial core of 22 participants, we expect involvement in CRInfo to expand considerably as work progresses. The project is based upon four key assumptions: 1. Improving the flow of ideas among researchers, educators, trainers, practitioners, and disputants would contribute greatly to efforts to advance the conflict resolution field. 2. More than most scientific and technical fields, the success of efforts to improve conflict processes requires that new insights be disseminated very broadly--to intermediaries and disputants at the grassroots level. 3. The World-Wide-Web is creating opportunities for dramatically improving the communication capabilities of the field's information infrastructure. 4. Although the number of conflict-related web sites is large and constantly growing, better coordination of these efforts can substantially reduce costs, improve quality, fill information gaps, and make key material much easier for the field's many constituents to find and use. The focus of the CRInfo project thus goes beyond the establishment of individual web sites by people and organizations working in the field. Instead, our focus is on two major categories of "next generation" web projects. In the first category, CRInfo would assemble and publish (on the web) three information resource catalogs-one for existing web-based resources of value, a second on classic and new print-based resources, and a third on networking information about individuals and organizations working in the field. Complementing these catalogs will be a series of tools designed to help users search for and retrieve information on specific topics and related tools for limiting the "information overload" problem. Contact: Guy Burgess or Heidi Burgess, Project Directors, Co-Directors, Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Campus Box 580, Boulder, CO 80309-0580, Phone: (303) 492-1635, Fax: (303) 492-2154, Email:   Web site

CONFLICT RESOLUTION EDUCATION RESEARCH AND EVALUATION: SYNOPSIS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY.  By Marsha Blakeway and Daniel M. Kmitta; July 1999; Inventory Code #337; $20.00.  For those interested in school peer mediation and conflict resolution programs, this is a 1998 publication from CRENet, a program of the National Institute on Dispute Resolution.  It is an annotated bibliography of various studies and reports evaluating conflict resolution programs. It appears to focus on K-12 efforts.  Not all entries have a synopsis or annotation, but most do. At the least, it is a very valuable resource to have a large listing of various efforts to answer the question: Do these programs work?  For more information:  or

Conflict Resolution in the High School by Carol Miller Lieber with Linda Lantieri and Tom Roderick.  Available from Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.   

Conflict Resolution Journal online at Featuring original articles on conflict resolution in academia and in practice, cutting-edge research projects, compelling op-eds, and links to online resources with contributions from students and faculty from Columbia University and other academic institutions.  For more information on getting involved with the Conflict Resolution Journal or making submissions, please contact Bridget Moix at or Jeffrey Henigson at

Conflict Resolution Resource Center

Conflict Resolution Training Opportunities in Canada, David Last, who has developed conflict resolution programs for the Canadian Forces, both in Bosnia and at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, presents an overview of courses in conflict resolution and mediation in the Peace Magazine (Jan/Feb 99 issue).

Creating Safer Communities: An Introduction to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) for architects, planners and builders - Research has shown that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in both the opportunity for crime and fear of crime. Through their involvement in design and construction, architects, planners and builders can influence the creation of safer neighbourhoods and communities. This pamphlet provides a general overview of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for professionals who work in urban design development and related areas. It is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis or a checklist.

Crossing the Line: Violence and Sexual Assault in Canada's National Sport, Laura Robinson; ISBN 0-7710-7560-X; McClelland & Stewart Inc.   The World of Junior and Professional Hockey changed forever when ex-Boston Bruins player Sheldon Kennedy revealed that as a junior player he was molested more than three hundred times by his coach, Graham James.  Kennedy's announcement, and the subsequent conviction of James, prompted countless others to come forward with similar stories.   And as the tales of abuse unfolded, Canada continued its decline in international hockey.  There is clearly something wrong with our national sport.  Laura Robinson takes an unflinching look at the abuse in junior hockey, the breeding ground for the NHL.  She explains how this great sport has gone so bad, and challenges the world of hockey to rethink the game and consider ways to fix it.  Contents: 1. Memorial Cup Celebrations: Jarret Reid and the Sault Greyhounds; 2. Young Gods: A Convicted Felon Makes the All-Star Team; 3. Analysing the Game: The Culture of the Hockey Arena, Inside and Out; 4. Baptizing a Hawk: Initiations in Junior Hockey; 5. When You Know You Just Have to Score: A Game Only the Boys Can Win; 6. The Empty Net, Part One: How the CHL Fails Young Women; 7. The Empty Net, Part Two: How the CHL Fails Young Men; 8. Covering Up in Swift Current: Everybody knew about it.  Nobody did anything.; 9. Changing the Line-Up: How Can Canadians Reclaim their National Sport?; Appendix A: Criminal Convictions and Sanctions; Appendix B: List of Incidents Compiled by the CHA's Director of Rules and Regulations.

Developmental sequence for K-12 peace education: COMPREHENSIVE PEACE EDUCATION (TC Press), EDUCATING FOR HUMAN DIGNITY (Univ of PA Press) and TOLERANCE: THE THRESHOLD OF PEACE (UNESCO, 3 vols) by Betty Reardon; email

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Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools - tells what to look for & what to do to prevent violence, when to intervene & get help for troubled children, & how to respond when violent situations occur.  The guide was developed at the President's request by the Departments of Justice & Education, in cooperation with the National Association of School Psychologists.  The full text of the guide & the press release are at:
(The guide is also available by calling 1-877-4ED-PUBS.)  Click here to view the "action planning checklist".  
This is 5-Star, Must Reading.  If you are not able to download a copy from the Internet, you can order a free hard copy (in English) of "Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools" from the Department of Education by e-mailing or by calling 1-877-4EDPUBS (433-7827).  Please note that 877 is a new toll-free code, and not all areas have access to it yet.  If you find you can't connect using that number, you may dial 1-800-872-5327.  U.S. Department of Education, Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Room 3131 Mary E. Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2524

The book, Education for Development: A teacher's Resource For Global Learning by Susan Fountain is, in my opinion outstanding.   As *part* of a curriculum that combines components from different curricula and resourses, this text really addresses our perceptions and how they create predjudice and bias in a very concrete way. I have used activities from this book with adult students for years with very good results. My first exposure to the activities was through an International Peace Conference. Susan Fountain was working for the Education for Development Section of UNICEF when it was published.  Courtesy of Susan Fitzell

Education Wife Assault  Many professional resources, including resources that examine the cultural specific context of abuse, for example, assault in the
Chinese community.

The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution. Author - Professor Dudley Weeks. Available from Putman Publishing 1-212-951-8400.

'FORGIVENESS - BREAKING THE CHAIN OF HATE' by Michael Henderson. "A deeply moving and eloquent testimony to the power of forgiveness in the life of individuals, of communities and between and within nations. It effects change - a powerful book," says Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.  How could survivors of the Burma Road, the Siberian Gulag, or Nazi
atrocities forgive those who harmed them? How can representatives of entire people - Australian Aborigines, African Americans, black South Africans - be reconciled with whites who exploited them? And how can the offenders find the grace to apologize? Michael Henderson writes about dozens of remarkable people of many nations and faiths who have, by repentance and forgiveness, been able to break the chain of hate and the hold of history.  Forgiveness - Breaking the Chain of Hate is available from: BookPartners,Inc. P.O. Box 922, Wilsonville, OR 97070. TEL: 800-895-7323.  FAX 503-682-8684 OR in Canada from MRA Books. Tel: 613-230-7197. Fax: 613-230-4233. Email:

Free the Children! Conflict Education for Strong, Peaceful Minds by Susan Gingras Fitzell, M.Ed. Today more than ever, progressive educators and parents are looking for professional and practical guidance to help them raise peaceful children. Free the Children! offers a unique approach to helping ourselves and our children break free from negative cultural and media conditioning that creates aggression and conflict.  Covering ages pre-K through twelfth grade, this insightful resource presents five essential components necessary for an effective conflict education curriculum. In non-technical language, the author explores key issues including raising a peaceful male child in a violent world; how to encourage children's natural empathy; the effect of media violence on the chemistry of children's brains; building community; school bullies; dating violence; and empowering adolescent girls to refuse the role of the "victim" and embrace personal strength. Grounded in real stories and the author's own profound experiences in her twelve years of teaching, this is more than an activity book-it is inspirational reading for anyone who wants to nurture strong, peaceful minds.  Susan Gingras Fitzell is a Learning Disabilities Specialist/Teacher at Londonderry High School in Londonderry, New Hampshire. She is the founder of AIMHI Educational Programs, a company that provides consultant services and workshops on Inclusion for Special Needs students and workshops on Character and Conflict Education.  Includes developmental charts, activity boxes, handouts, extensive annotated bibliography and an appendix. The book can be ordered through Chapters or through Susan's website

Getting Away With Murder - The Canadian Criminal Justice System, David M. Paciocco; ISBN 1-55221-032-4; publisher Irwin Law in 1999, 325 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, ON, M9W 7C3.  This book unravels the mysteries of the Canadian criminal justice system, explaining how and why we sentence offenders and pointing out where we err, particularly with the parole system.  It describes the reasons behind the system's technicalities and why some who are guilty receive their benefit.  The book explores the inadequacies and excesses of criminal defences and illustrates why the system is as miserly as it is when it comes to victims' rights.  Suggesting that much of the loss of confidence in our criminal justice system is based on misunderstanding and inadequate information, the book provides information to fill the gaps without becoming an apologia for the system.  Although entertaining - written with a touch of humour and a bit of irreverence - the book is a serious, hard-hitting, and candid work by a law professor who has acted both as a prosecutor and as defence counsel.  Contents: 1. Faith and Justice; 2. Crime and Punishment; 3. Getting Off on Technicalities: The Rule of Law; 4. Proving Guildt and Maintaining Innocence; 5. Justifiable Homicide; 6. The Role of the Victim; 7. Conclusion.  5 Star - must reading particularly for Canadians.

Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice; Judge Harold J. Rothwax; ISBN 0-679-43867-X; Random House, Inc.  According to Rothwax, America is fast becoming a nation of bad laws, in which criminals and defense attorneys hide behind a morass of poorly conceived statutes, procedures, and rulings that prevent courts from resolving the paramount question at hand: Did the accused commit the crime?  In trial after maddening trial, Rothwax sees the truth sacrificed at the altar of an increasingly arcane process designed to protect the rights of criminals.  Drawing on a career's worth of experiences and using the Simpson trial as an example, Rothwax makes his case for ten major reforms of the criminal justice system, including the end of unanimous jury verdicts, the elimination of Miranda rulings, and a new interpretation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.  Contents: 1. Anything But the Truth: Truth Undermined by 'Fairness' - and Criminals Go Free; 2. Snowy Nights and Cars on the Run: The Fourth Amendment and the Supression of Evidence; 3. The Silence of the Fox: Miranda and the Quagmire of Coercion, Confession and Conscience; 4. Clam up and Call Your Lawyer: The Right to Counsel and the Rules of Investigation; 5. The Rush to Nowhere: Speedy Trial Statutes Do Not Guarantee Rapid Justice; 6. The Theater of the Absurd: Anything Goes in the Modern American Courtroom; 7. The Plea Bargain: Tortured Outcome of an Overwhelmed System; 8. Poker-Faced Justice: How Liberal Discovery Laws Can HIde the Facts and Subvert the Truth; 9. Speak No Evil: The Truth, a Defendant's Accountability, and the Fifth Amendment; 10. A Jury of Our Fears: Twelve 'Ordinary' Citizens the Legal System Doesn't Trust with the Truth; 11. Judgement Day: A Demand for Common Sense in the Courtroom.   5 Star - must reading particularly for Americans.


"Healing Communities in Conflict - International Assistance in Complex Emergencies" by Kimberly Maynard, Columbia University Press.   From Barry Husk: I do recommend this excellent book related to international situations.

Healthy Relationships: Violence Prevention Curriculum.   Helping students to analyze the culture of violence that condones abusive behavior is the first step towards empowering them to create the violence-free culture of tomorrow.   The $75 course deals with teen anger, abuse and attitudes and has sold more than 3,000 copies across North America.  The program has received strong endorsements.

"The Heart of Conflict" by Bryan Muldoon.  From Tom Baines: An excellent book on the general subject of conflict management.  Bryan and I share the view that conflict is a natural, pervasive, and not entirely unwanted element of the human condition.  The goal is to recognize the source of conflict, and manage it, so as to ameliorate the negative results, while captializing on its postive aspects.  There are many books which discuss the "mechanics" of CR, covering negotiation, mediation, arbitration, etc.  There are some good books that take a rigorous approach and discuss conflict from game-theoretic, decision matrix, axiomatic utility, or other formal methods bases.  The most important lesson that I've gotten from any of the books I've studied is that defining success is the hardest task of all.  Therefore, our statement of goals is crucial to the rest of our efforts.

How To Involve Children in Peace, click here for details.

Language and Peace - Co-edited by Christina Schaffner (Aston University, UK) & Anita L. Wenden (York College, City University of New York) the book "Language and Peace" demonstrates how critical discourse analysis can elucidate the relationship between language and peace. It argues that language is a factor to be considered together with social and economic factors in any examination of the social conditions and instituions that prevent the achievement of a comprehensive peace. It illustrates a framework of concepts and methodologies that can guide future linguistic research in this area; it also calls for peace educators to include critical language education into their curricula and describes an approach for doing so.  Listed below are the contents:
 1. Defining peace: Perspectives from peace research (Anita Wenden, City University of New York)
 2. Discourse analysis as ideology analysis (Teun Van Dijk - University of Amsterdam)
 3. Foreign policy by metaphor (Paul Chilton - Aston University, UK & George Lakoff - University of California at Berkeley)
 4. A comparative discourse analysis of editorials on the Lebanon 1982 crisis (Caroline Vaughan - United Nations Language Training Program)
 5. The 'Balance' Metaphor in relation to peace (Christina Schaffner - Aston University)
 6. Promising to end a war=language of peace ? The rhetoric of allied news management in the Gulf War 1991 (Andreas Musolff - Aston University UK)
 7. Establishing linguistic markers of racist discourse (Michael Clyne- Monash University, Australia)
 8. Power and ideology in different discursive practices (Julieta Haidar - National School of Anthropology & HIstory, Mexico City & Lidia Rodriguez - Autonomous University of Nueva Leon, Monterey, Mexico)
 9. The role of language in European nationalist ideologies (Jan Bloomaert, University of Ghent, Belgium and Jef Verschueren, founder & director of the International Pragmatics Association, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
 10. Language and the institutionalization of ethnic inequality. (Peter Lowenberg, California State University at San Jose)
 11. Doctor-patient communication:training medical practitioners for change (Jose Carlos Goncalves, University of Recife, Brazil)
 12. Perceptions of language in L1 & L2 teacher-pupil interaction: the construction of reader's social identies (Luiz Paolo da Moita Lopes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
 13. Critical language education (Anita L. Wenden, City University of New York)
The book is available in paperback for US$24 / EURO 20. The ISBN is 90-5702-480-2.  To order, contact <> or the publisher's web page file:// - This website has been re-designed and re-launched. This comprehensive conflict resolution and mediation site, provides content for the public and practitioners.  It has over 700 articles and resources, and a new navigation system has been added.  Viewers can search the site, including information on over 5,500 conflict resolution practitioners.  Organization:  CONTACT:, 260 East 15th Ave., Suite E, Eugene, OR 97401, USA. T: 1-541-485 3151, F: 1-801-382 3031 Email:, Website:

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Men's Rape Prevention Project  The Project is an outgrowth of D.C. Men Against Rape, which began in 1987. The Men's Rape Prevention Project works to prevent rape and other forms of male violence through:  community education, consulting, research and public action.  Many useful documents and fact sheets.

National Center on Elder Abuse

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence   Centre national de l'information sur la violence dans la famille .  This Health Canada site has lots of downloadable documents, useful for program planning.

"The Children of Vision-Peace" written by Arupa Tesolin, is a very special story for children of all ages (including grown up ones). Children from around the world meet in dreams to sing love songs to the Earth that are beyond any one language. This is a book of love, peace and the power of vision as a tool to create wonders. "Vision-Peace" is breathed into life through the mystical paintings of artist Helen Will which draw the viewer/listener deep inside their own magic.   The book is available through: the author Arupa Tesolin:, the illustrator, Helen Will: ; Chapters Book Stores; 27 pages, 14 full colour pictures ISBN-O-96846-454-8.  If you need any more information, please feel free to contact Helen Will, 1392 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3H4; ; Phone: 905-274-2678

The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse   Resources including the Public Opinion And Behaviors Regarding Child Abuse Prevention: 1998 Survey.

NYPD New, Case 9-396-293. Author - James L. Heskett. Available from HBS Publishing Div., 1996, Boston.

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management's Web page - We have a large number of conflict management lessons for elementary, middle, and high schools students that you can download directly from our Web site.  The site is .  On the front page you can access the Conflict Management Week Lesson Packets, and then if you go into the school section, you will find additional lessons, a link to other web sites, etc.  Contact: Jen Batton, Director of School Programs, Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management; email

OVERCOMING VIOLENCE: A Challenge to the Church in All Places by Margot Kässmann, 86 pp. In 1997 the WCC established a Programme to Overcome Violence. But what can the churches do together to overcome violence in the home, on the streets, in the media? When conflicting national and ethnic aspirations often seem to lead to repression of armed revolution, can the church live out the conviction that war is contrary to the will of God? What resources for nonviolent resolution of conflicts can they find in the Bible and their theological traditions? This book explores the opportunities and difficulties linked with the vocation of non-violence. 2-8254-1228-7, SFR 9.90 (US£6.95, £4.50). WCC Publications, Risk Book Series. ).  For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

Papers on Nonviolent Action Strategy and Cooperative Decision-Making - Friends, As you probably know, I began facilitating free workshops to prepare people for nonviolent direct action with the Northern California Nonviolence Preparers Collective (part of the Abalone Alliance) in 1980. Soon after that, I also started facilitating workshops on cooperative decision-making and consensus. For these various workshops I found it useful to prepare sample agendas which I could then easily modify to suit the occasion. I also developed notes and handouts that included everything I had learned about these subjects.  In addition, I have collected some papers developed by other people.  From the beginning I have freely distributed these papers and encouraged other people to use them to facilitate workshops for progressive social change activists in their own area.  I've finally put most of these papers -- the ones I usually distribute at workshops -- in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format on my new web site so that anyone can view them, download them, print them, and distribute them. Feel free to copy and distribute these papers however you see fit (as long as it is for non-commercial use). The papers are located here: <>   Please pass this email message on to anyone you think might be interested in these papers.  Randy Schutt, P.O. Box 60922, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology is the flagship publication for scientists and practitioners who are members and affiliates of Division 48, Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.  The journal is a key outlet for scholarly work from around the world on nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, social justice, and the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence between and within nations, communities, families, and individuals. The journal and division seek to build an inclusive peace psychology that welcomes multidisciplinary perspectives and neglected voices of people from many different countries.  For more information contact Dan Christie , Department of Psychology, Morrill Hall, Ohio State University, Marion, Ohio 43302; Phone: 614-292-9133 x6244; FAX:   614-292-5817

The latest edition of Peacebuilding, the newsletter of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association has been published and mailed to its subscribers.  It is an excellent publication.  If you would like to read it on line. it can be seen at: .  If you would llike to receive a paper copy you can subscribe to PEC.  Information about PEC is printed below:  The Peace Education Commission (PEC) of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) facilitates international exchanges about peace education and research related to peace education. PEC meetings occur at the biannual IPRA meetings.  Twice a year PEC produces a newsletter, Peacebuilding, that is available in cyberspace  ( and is mailed to PEC members.  We welcome articles about peace education developments in your part of the world--book reviews, descriptions of peace education curricula, reports on conferences, announcements of meetings, and abstracts of articles.  Membership in PEC cost US $15 for two years. If you cannot afford this
fee, but would like to remain on our mailing lists, please return this form.  You will be kept abreast of PEC activities.  For information about PEC, contact Dr. Harris at or by mail.  If you would like to become a member of PEC, please provide: Name, Mailing  address,, Fax no., e-mail address, Nationality, Language spoken, Professional Field, Present Professional Position and mail $15.00 membership fee in United  States dollars to Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.  Either send $15.00 in cash or make a check out to the UWM Foundation.  PEC maintains a listserv that allows peace educators at various levels (pre-school, primary school, secondary school, higher education) as well
as in on-formal community education to communicate ideas.  If you would like to subscribe to this listserv, send a message  to  and in the body of the message write: subscribe pec your name   Put nothing else in the message.    If you want to communicate with other peace educators from all around the world, send a message to: .   For more information contact  Ian M. Harris, Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, Enderis 553, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Mil. WI 53208 USA, (Phone)1+(414) 229-2326   (Fax) 1+ (414) 229-3700, e-mail:  Web site

Peacebuilding for Adolescents - Strategies for Educators and Community Leaders- click here for the book review.

Peace Education Curricula

PEACE IN TROUBLED CITIES Creative Models of Building Community Amidst Urban Violence by Daphne Sabanes Plou, 140pp. It is in cities around the world that the destructive forces of violence in today's world are perhaps most visible. At the same time, cities are also the places where courageous groups are working imaginatively to rebuild community out of situations of alienation, violence and hopelessness. This book recounts stories of creative community engagement emerging from the WCC's Peace to the City Campaign.  2-8254-1256-2 SFR 15.00 (US$9.95, £6.50). WCC Publications, Risk Book Series. For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

PEACE TO THE CITIES! Stories of Hope A city stops for two minutes of silence for peace.  Ministers, gang members and drug dealers really talk to each other.  Former enemies work together in community development.  Divided communities come together in interfaith and multicultural activities.  These are some of the stories you'll hear about in an eight-part video series on the Peace to the City! campaign. This global clampaign of the World Council of Churches' Programme to Overcome Violence highlighted creative models of community rebuilding in seven cities around the world - Boston, USA; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Durban, South Africa; Kingston, Jamaica; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Suva, Fiji.  The series describes the campaign as a whole, and includes a discussion guide as well as seven locally-produced videos about each city's imaginative efforts to build bridges between and reconcile communities in conflict.  Total running time: 233 min. Versions: VHS/PAL, VHS/NTSC, VHS/SECAM; price: SRF 30.00 (US$20.00, £12.50) + postage.  Peace to the City! looks at prevailing "cultures of violence" and calls for a "cultures of just peace". Short examples from the seven cities offer hope and challenges to churches, communities, groups and individuals wishing to engage in active peacemaking. (23 minutes).  For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services Virtual Bookshelf - As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent crime, we are making available a series of papers which focus on various crime prevention techniques. The information in the Crime Prevention Bookshelf is provided free of charge to non-profit agencies who are invited by Peel Regional Police to utilize and distribute any or all of the articles without charge. These crime prevention techniques are not intended to make you crime-proof. They will however reduce the probability of crime occurring if properly applied. The recommendations are not all inclusive, other options which have not been specifically recommended may also offer a good deterrent effect.

Pre-Kindergarten Peace Material - Sande Rose has been teaching peaceful alternatives to pre Kindergarten age children (their parents, siblings, etc.) for many years. It is NOT an easy task, as there are still so many within the Established Educational systems who do not recognize HOW MUCH the children absorb in the 1st 5 yrs. Even more disturbing is HOW VERY little our teachers, aides & directors know about teaching simple conflict resolution methods! Offering the knowledge of having CHOICES [during moments of conflict]is impowering! My teaching tool is that of HUMOR ~ It is a tool from which children learn well and it follows them throughout their Educational journey. THEY ARE NATURAL CLOWNS who are 'stored' within the system of daycare and rarely given the chance to excercise their RIGHT to "act-out" in a silly manner rather than aggressively. Due to various limitations within the individual care centers, those whose responsibility is that of instilling basic social skills to the young are themselves untrained in the area of non-violence. This is how it has been FAR TOO LONG! The children who are NOW killing others in school, WERE in yesterdays Pre-Kindergarten centers where "acting-out" aggression was not only allowed but facilitated by staff & hired personnel. Teaching the basics [REAL vs. UNREAL, RIGHT vs. WRONG] has been left up to those who are barely able to 'babysit' and who have not been trained for such an enormous task! By the time they're in Kindergarten, these children are often already lost! *Ask a Kindergarten teacher! My goal is to help teachers TEACH PEACE from the BEGINNING! I am also trying to bring this URGENT matter to the attention of those who still believe that the formal educational level begins with Kindergarten! WE know this is WRONG! My site offers tried & true E-Z lesson planners, reprintable materials for use by anyone! *NAEYC approved for pre-Kindergarten thus, adaptable for ALL age & development levels. Please help me to help others ~ WHO WANT TO ENJOY TEACHING again! It's so simple and rewarding! Laughing is natural and painless, while violence is fatal ~ What TOOLS are we offering our children for a LIFETIME of use? Please use whatever you feel may be useful to you FREELY! While doing so, notice how many more smiles you see on the faces of ALL who are involved ~ Teaching Peace is simply Amazing! "FUN FOR EVERYONE!"
Sande Rose; contact email ; web site

Papers on Preventing School Violence - Papers by a psychologist, psychiatrist, & sociologist who presented at the National  Institutes of Justice's 1999 Conference on Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation are now online: 1. "Community & Institutional Partnerships for School Violence Prevention"; 2. "Research-Based Prevention of School Violence & Youth Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental & Educational Perspective"; 3. "Controlling Violence: What Schools are Doing." or


REGENERATION OF WAR-TORN SOCIETIES Edited by Michael Pugh, University of Plymouth; Published by Macmillan.  Chapters include: 'The Ownership of Regeneration and Peace Building' - Michael Pugh; 'Conceptualising Peacebuilding: Human Security and Sustainable Peace' - John Cockell; 'International Security Assistance to War-torn Societies' - Annika Hansen; 'Raising the Costs of Conflict, Lowering the Price of Peace: Demilitarisation after Post-modern Conflicts' - Neil Cooper; 'Bargains for Peace: Military Adjustments during Post-war Peacebuilding' - Fred Tanner; 'The Rule of Law or the Rule of Might? Restoring Legal Justice in the Aftermath of Conflict' - Rama Mani; 'The Social-Civil Dimension' - Michael Pugh; 'From Statehood to Childhood: Regeneration and Changing Approaches to International Order' - Vanessa Pupavac; 'Peacebuilding, Hegemony and Integrated Development: The UNDP in Travnik' - Philip Peirce and Paul Stubbs; 'International Law and National Reconciliation in Peacebuilding: Transcaucasia' - Sophie Albert; 'Dilemmas of Accommodation and Reconstruction: Liberia' - Comfort Ero; 'The Post-war Nation: Rethinking the Triple Transition in Eritera' - Eric Garcetti and Janet Gruber.

Relations with the media for an effective Culture of Peace

"Resolving Conflict Creatively" series - The "Resolving Conflict Creatively" series is currently being used by over 800 schools and community groups worldwide. The Box Set contains four videos, three detailed manuals, two student handout booklets and is priced at $425 (Each video is also sold separately) We hope you'll consider purchasing these acclaimed educational videos and booklets for your mediation practice.  For more information, including reviews and an independent evaluation survey please visit our website <>.  1. Resolving Conflict Creatively in the School Community "NEGOTIATION" & "MEDIATION" (52 min.) ; 2. Resolving Conflict Creatively in the Multicultural Community "INTER-CULTURAL MEDIATION" (24 min.) ; 3. Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims & Youth Offenders " DIVERSION " & " TRANSFORMATION " (two hours on two tapes) .  For a full catalogue or inquiries about ordering, previewing, and costs please contact: Triune Arts, 579 Kingston Road, Suite 107, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1R3; Fax: 416.686.0468; E-mail:

Resources for Peace - for parents, teachers and others

Resources for Radicals, second edition, an annotated bibliography of print resources for those involved in movements for social transformation, was formally released at a recent Homes Not Bombs gathering that took place in Toronto..   Resources for Radicals is written and compiled by Brian Burch, a Toronto based writer with a history of activism going back to the time of the Vietnam War.  His work has appeared in over 100 publications and anthologies in Canada, the United States, England and Australia.  He is a member of the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) and I.U. 670 of the Industrial Workers of the World.  His other books include For Christ and Kropotkin, Still Under the Thumb and Next Exit. Like the first edition, Resources for Radicals grew out of requests for further information that arose from workshops in non-violence conducted by Toronto Action for Social Change. Participants were seeking a list of resources that they could read for more in depth information, inspiration, ideas and analysis than could be shared in the space of a workshop.  Periodicals as diverse as Earth First! Journal, The Catholic Worker, Highgrader, Freedom, Friends Journal, Natural Life, The New Socialist and Shelterforce are included in this annotated bibliography.  Books from authors as varied as Dorothy Day, Emma Goldman, Petra Kelly, Peter Kropotkin, Brian Martin, Thomas Merton, Sheila Rowbotham and William Kilbourne form the core of Resources for Radicals.  A wide range of topics are touched on, from meeting facilitation to community gardening to civil disobedience to union organizing.  Work coming from such struggles as the feminist, animal rights, ecology and the peace movement abound.  Resources for Radicals is available from Toronto Action for Social Change.  The price (including postage and handling) is: $11.00 Canada, $12.00 U.S., $14.00 Rest of the World.   Resources for Radicals is revised frequently, with a new edition every two years.   Books and magazines focusing on feminism, union organizing, popular culture, sexual freedom, humanism, anarchism, radical christianity, strikes, demonstrations, ecology, non-violence, socialism, co-operatives, aboriginal rights, pacifism, urban renewal, urban agriculture, revolutionary theory, black history, community shared agriculture, pro-choice, anti-imperialism, communism, penal abolition, multi-faith dialogue, conflict resolution, ploughshares efforts, alternative dance and theatre forms, critical mass, paganism, public transportation, monkey wenching, socialism, community organizing, community  economic development, gender diversity, squatting, seamless pro-life, alternative media, anti-facism, anti-racism, animal liberation, intentional communities, disAbilities activism, civilian based defense, co-operatives and other expressions of radical non-violent dissent are welcome and should be sent to: 20 Spruce St., Toronto, Ontario (Canada) M5A 2H7.  Especially welcome are handbooks, guides for trainers and directories.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police ("RCMP") Crime Prevention/Victim Services - This branch focuses on the social order needs of an ethnocultural society through education, increased public awareness strategies and the promotion of inter-agency co-operation and personal contact. The specific needs of crime victims are addressed through the development and implementation of responsive community-based police services. There are over 200 programs to assist communities in preventing crime or reducing the fear of crime. Program efforts include determining service objectives through community consultation and crime analysis and increasing awareness of all aspects of community violence.

SAFE SCHOOLS--A Handbook for Practitioners, was written  in partnership with DynCorp, to help principals develop plans to reduce violence in schools. The 300-page loose leaf, user-friendly how-to manual provides step-by-step instructions and practical tools that will help : 1. Identify your school's security problems. 2. Understand existing laws that affect school security. 3. Master techniques to address incidents as they occur. 4. Communicate your school's safety plan. To obtain a Safe Schools Handbook, call the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) at 1-800-253-7746. Press "6" to reach to Sales Office.  Visit the web site   .  NASSP Board of Directors Position Statement on Safe Schools .   School Safety Resources

School House Hype: Two Year Later - a Report by the Justice Policy Institute in Washington, D.C and The Children's Law Center in Covington, Kentucky.   It can be found on the web at

The School Mediator's Field Guide: Prejudice, Sexual Harassment, Large Groups and Other Daily Challenges by Richard Cohen.   This excellent book helps prevent inevitable student conflicts from escalating into violence and tragedy. Based upon 15 years experience helping schools manage conflict, Cohen uses real life scenarios to explore issues such as sexual harassment, gangs, cross-cultural difficulties, and homophobia. The text is filled with concrete strategies that can be applied immediately. Each chapter concludes with a list of helpful organizations and a handy checklist for use when mediating disputes. An invaluable resource to which mediators and educators will refer again and again.
Chapter 1. Mediating Conflicts Involving Prejudice
Chapter 2. Mediating Conflicts Involving Harassment:  An Overview
Chapter 3. Mediating Conflicts Involving Sexual Harassment
Chapter 4. Mediating Conflicts Involving Homophobia and Sexual Orientation Harassment
Chapter 5. Mediating Across Cultures
Chapter 6. Mediating Conflicts Between Students and Teachers
Chapter 7. Mediating Conflicts Between Students and Their Parents
Chapter 8. Mediating Conflicts Involving Large Groups
Chapter 9. Mediating Conflicts Involving Youth Gangs
Chapter 10. Other Challenges:  Interpreters, Returnees, Witnesses, Preventing Violence, ³Walk-Outs,² Cancellations, and "No Shows"
Richard Cohen founded School Mediation Associates in 1984. He has since trained educators, students and community leaders around the world to mediate disputes. His first book, Students Resolving Conflict: Peer Mediation in Schools, is used by tens of thousands of school mediators.
To Order: Toll-Free:  800-833-3318 (Mastercard/Visa and purchase orders accepted)
School Mediation Associates, 134e Standish Road, Watertown, MA 02472 USA
$24.95 (shipping add $4.50 first book; $2.50 each additional book)
³The writing is elegant, the research is well suited for the topic, and the coverage is  comprehensive. The School Mediator¹s Field Guide is a superb resource!²  ‹Randy Compton, Colorado School Mediation Project
Excerpts on-line at    

The Service Profit Chain. Authors - James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, and Leonard A. Schlesinger. Available from Free Press, 1997, New York.

Step by Step: Evaluating Your Community Crime Prevention Efforts - Many communities across Canada are involved in community safety and crime prevention efforts. Initiatives may grow out of concerns about problems or simply on a hunch that things are not as they should be. Unfortunately, very few of these projects are evaluated to prove that they are taking the right approach or at least that things are moving in the right direction. Whether this is due to lack of time, funding or expertise is hard to say. Yet, evaluation needs to become as important a consideration as keeping financial records, as letting the public know about your work, and as staying in touch with funders. In fact, evaluation is a big part of achieving success and making a difference. This Step-by-Step guide is designed to help you think about ways to measure what you are doing. It outlines the general concepts and principles of evaluation, these will help you learn the « lingo », and it also walks you through the basic steps involved in evaluating crime prevention projects.

STOP! THINK! CHOOSE! BUILDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLE - Teacher and Counselor Resource Guide for Grades 6 - 12+ By Katta Mapes, M.A., M.Ed.  192 page sourcebook plus seven 11" x 17" full-color posters for $45.00.
Published by Zephyr Press.  TO ORDER:     Call Zephyr Press at 1-800-232-2187 or order from the Zephyr web sites:     <> or <> STOP conflict.  Teach your students to THINK before they CHOOSE their actions.  Prevent violence before it starts and improve your overall school climate.  Help your students wisely face adversity and challenges with confidence by developing their emotional intelligence.   Teachers didn't sign up to be counselors.  But the reality is, in today's world you end up having to deal with students' feelings in the classroom anyway.  From character education to retention, from substance abuse to suicide prevention and safe schools, Stop! Think! Choose! tackles the toughest issues you and your students face today.  No long hours of preparation - a ready-made curriculum and full-color posters are included.   Stop! Think! Choose!  Puts years of counseling experience to work for you and serves many functions - A school or grade-wide program; A counseling program; A life skills program.   Each unit engages students' interests by working through a central theme they can relate to "all about me."  Young people reach a better understanding of themselves.  They then build on this self-understanding to
improve interactions with others.  A comprehensive chapter on integrating emotional-intelligence skills building into any content area helps you reinforce the newly learned behaviors in your students.  Seven units, each with a corresponding poster and reproducible handouts, include: Knowing yourself; Accepting yourself; Managing yourself; Connecting with others; Communicating with others; Cooperating with others; Handling conflicts with others.

Street Safe Kids - Community Peacemakers, an Oakland-based nonprofit group, has published Street Safe Kids, a self-help interactive book filled with practical exercises and stories to build self control, self discipline, and self awareness in youth.  Written by Stephanie Mann of Orinda, California, a nationally renowned author of neighborhood crime prevention books, Street Safe Kids is presented in two parts.  The first section focuses on “Ten Steps for Preteens and Teens,” and the second section provides ten additional steps to be used by parents and adults who live and work with youth.  Community Peacemakers’ mission is to join with neighborhood groups, leaders and volunteer resources to co-produce programs and events on Peace, Non-violence and Social Justice.  The group has served over 35 organizations and non-profits and has received national recognition. Author Stephanie Mann has written three crime prevention books.  Her first book, Alternative to Fear: Guidelines for Safer Neighborhoods (Lodestar Press, 1975) helped launch the National Neighborhood Watch Program.  Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime Where You Live (Nolo Press, 1993), Mann’s second book, is an encyclopedia of information on neighborhood safety and can be found in most libraries.  Street Safe Kids is written to give families, spiritual and community groups guidelines to empower children.  By combining their experiences and those of others living and working in “high crime” neighborhoods, Stephanie Mann and Community Peacemakers created this book to focus on helping teens find their spiritual center and take charge of their own lives. These highly effective steps outlined in Street Safe Kids have been put into practice in areas of San Pablo, Pittsburg, and Richmond, California, with adults and kids reaching out to help each other.  Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren Rupf, calls Street Safe kids“ an outstanding book” that “will make a significant contribution toward the prevention of youth violence.”  Oakland City Manager, Robert C. Bobb states, “The preventive philosophy [found in this book] can help us direct youthful energy in positive directions and away from vandalism, juvenile delinquency, drug use, and other activities that negatively affect the quality of life.”   California State Assemblywoman, Lynne C. Leach writes, “A major aid to parents as they work to help their children avoid drugs, gangs, violence, and juvenile crime.”  For more information check out Community Peacemakers on the web at or send an e-mail to:  Street Safe Kids is available for a donation of $20 or more (includes shipping).  Send to: Community Peacemakers, 2908 Madeline Street, Suite 100-PR, Oakland, California 94602-3337.  It is not available at local bookstores.

TAKING THE BULLY BY THE HORNS- self-help book & web site helping young people deal with bullies & self-esteem. Recently, a survey showed that 76.8% of students had been bullied either mentally or physically. It's time to do something about it!!!

Teaching for Justice: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Peace Studies, co-edited by Kathleen Maas Weigert and Robin J. Crews.  This is the 10th monograph in an 18-volume AAHE series on service-learning in the disciplines.   The book includes: a Preface by Elise Boulding, an Introduction by the co-editors, 16 essays by 24 contributing authors (including: Conceptual Essays, essays on Service-Learning in Peace Studies Programs and essays on Service-Learning Courses in Peace Studies), and Appendices.  The book is available from The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) online from the AAHE Online Publications Catalog at and by phone at (202) 293-6440, ext. 780.

Teaching Peace Bibliography

Teaching Students To Be Peacemakers available online

TRANSFORMING VIOLENCE Linking Local and Global Peacemaking edited by Judy Zimmerman Herr and Robert Herr foreword by Konrad Raiser. 250 pp. A collection of essays on the biblical and theological background for peacemaking, with practical examples from local and global settings, by noted writers from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. This book is a project of the Historic Peace Churches and the Fellowship of Reconciliation in support of the Programme to Overcome Violence. Herald Press: Scottsdale Pennsylvania, USA. SFR 15.00 (US$9.99, £6.50) . For more information, see .  For information and an order form, send a message to WCC Publications .  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122.

The State of the World's Children 2000  [a UNICEF Report]

UNESCO Report on the Follow-Up to and Dissemination of The Barcelona Declaration on the Role of Religion in the Promotion of a Culture of Peace. Download in Adobe format from

United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative

The latest U.S. Government publicaton on school safety.   "I continue to be unimpressed by this kind of work. They obviously are not interested in addressing the sources of violence in the community." says Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Violence And People With Disabilities: A Review Of The Literature (1994) 
La violence et les personnes ayant des incapacites : Une analyse de la litterature    This literature review provides an overview of violence against people with disabilities. It describes the nature of the violence, why it happens  and the effects on victims. It explores effective ways the judicial  and social service sectors can respond to and prevent violence. 85 p.

Victim Services  A very user-friendly site which has information on making a safety  plan, a tour of a shelter and links to international resources.

Waging Peace for a Living (an action plan for survival of life on earth) author Walt Taylor imagines how we could work together to
make peace and full employment a reality if we did indeed choose life. He lays out before us a startlingly simple idea, that we harness the energies that have traditionally been used for waging war to wage peace instead.   The first chapter tells us what we are up against, presenting us with, as its title suggests, "Dire Warnings of Unparalleled Catastrophe". Here we find key texts and quotes that that the media and people in general have been too quick to forget, such as Einstein's 1946 telegram to the New York Times, excerpts from Rachel Carson's _Silent Spring_ and the entire test of the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" of 1992.
But _Waging Peace_ is not aimed at convincing us that we are doomed.  Instead, Walt Taylor transforms Dante's warning at the gates of Hell ("All hope abandon, ye who enter here") to read "Abandon despair, all ye who enter here". He does not deny that we face a crisis; indeed he urges us not to deny the gravity of that crisis but he also reminds us that the Chinese word for *crisis* is made up of two parts, one signifying *danger*, the other *opportunity*. _Waging Peace_ proposes that citizens, through the NGOs
(non-governmental oganizations) they belong to, seize the opportunity inherent in our crisis.  The crisis we face endangers life on earth. It also threatens our faith in our ability to govern ourselves, as more and more people recognize the dangers we face and see that our governments are failing to address them adequately. And it threatens social stability as more and more people find
themselves without employment or having jobs that are of little value to workers and society at large.  The problem is not that we lack for work needing to be done, as any NGO could attest! The problem is that our economic system encourages us to perform work that is of little or even of negative value to society, while other work that desperately needs doing is left undone.   Walt Taylor proposes that we not wait for the economic system to change.  Instead, let NGOs get together to first make an inventory of the work that needs to be done to make our world a livable one and then find ways to pay for, administer and accomplish this work. Some may find this vision overly naive. But as Mary Rawson, of WILPF BC writes, one cannot "dismiss Walt Taylor's proposal easily, tied as it is to an appreciation of economics... From [David Korten] and Herman Daly to Paul Hawken and Marilyn Waring, the emphasis is on understanding how ecology and economics are interwoven."  Why didn't we think of this before? you may be saying.... Maybe because now is the opportune moment! In any case, some people certainly think so.  Philip Symons, co-president of the Victoria, BC branch of the World Federalists of Canada wrote to Walt: "When I received the copy of _Waging
Peace for a Living_ last July, ...I was going to give it a quick browse, but instead, found myself reading every word, and then going back to read some of it again. I don't think I can give it a better endorsement!" Symons then goes on to outline, in schematic form, how the World Federalists could, in conjunction with other NGOs, work to make real Taylor's vision.  To cite just one other example, Rosalie Wahl, the first woman justice to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court, has been distributing copies of this
visionary book to key activists in her entourage. She writes: "May our denial melt as we read this stirring, hopeful book - and get to work."  Like Rosalie Wahl, I have been giving copies of this book to people I feel are most likely to make good use of its vision. Certainly, I agree with Jim Fulton, Executive Director of the David Suzuki Foundation, who writes: "_Waging Peace for a Living_ should be required reading for politicians and social activists around the world. I should know; Walt Taylor gave me sage advice for 15 years while I was his Member of Parliament." Another group I especially hope will read this book is young people, especially students, because _Waging Peace_ explains so succinctly and clearly the crisis we face, yet leaves us empowered to seize the opportunity inherent in the crisis.  Copies can be ordered through Trafford Publishing, Ste. 2, 3050 Nanaimo St., Victoria, BC V8T 4Z1. phone: (250) 383-6864 or 1-888-232-4444. fax: (250) 383-6814. <> URL:

WEAVING CONNECTIONS: Educating for peace, social and environmental justice.  Editors:  Tara Goldstein & David Selby
Publisher: Sumach Press (released Nov 2000)  ISBN 1-894549-01-5.  Price: paperback  400 pages, $24.95 Can/US$ 19.95, includes suggestions for classroom resources.  The book focuses on educational models based on the principles of nonviolence, tolerance, equity and justice developed by teachers, parents, activist and students in canada. The chapters include discussion of
multicultural and anti-racist education, anti-homophobia initiatives, black education, gender equity, environbmental education, global education, health education, education for compassion and justice, law related education, media education, First Nations Peoples, and education towards a culture of peace. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for teacher and classroom resources.

Western Justice Center has developed an online database of 1,400 organizations and educational institutions that provide resources and training in community-based mediation, crosscultural collaboration and other conflict resolution skills. These organizations are mostly in the US, but at they also have a directory of such organizations around the world.

The Work Conflict, Work Violence and Difficult People Help Center - It doesn't matter what sector or what industry. Conflict can interfere with getting the job done, OR it can be harnessed to drive improved customer service and improve organizational life. It's up to we behave to prevent destructive conflict and how we deal with it when it occurs (and it will).  The Institute For Cooperative Communication is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations work to prevent destructive conflict, and learn ways to use it effectively. This web site is a public service repository for resources to help you, regardless of sector. Here are some of the issues we address:  How to prevent conflict from occurring in teams and with co-workers; Dealing with difficult, aggressive or angry customers; Communicating more effectively with the boss (getting heard); Safety and workplace violence issues; How to learn better safer ways of dealing with other's anger; How to KEEP customers even when they get upset; Conflict Management; Conflict Resolution and Mediation; Reduction of stress resulting from work conflict.  We'll teach you about personality conflicts and what they mean, the manipulative methods people use to control others, and how to counter them. We'll teach you specific actions and skills. And we will consider different situations.   Contact: Work911/Bacal & Associates Business & Management Supersite, Bacal & Associates, 252 Cathcart St., Winnipeg, Mb. Canada, R3R 0S2; (204) 888-9290; Email:

The Workable Peace Project, an innovative curriculum on intergroup conflict management for high school classes and youth training programs.   The curriculum is being developed by the Consensus Building Institute, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based non-profit dedicated to improving the theory and practice of conflict management in the U.S. and around the world.   Workable Peace aims to help teenagers understand why intergroup conflicts start, why some of these conflicts lead to violence, and how violent intergroup conflicts can be prevented and ended.  Equally important, it aims to build students, negotiation and conflict management skills through both classroom and community work.  The Workable Peace curriculum has three parts: a framework, role plays set in hot spots of intergroup conflict around the world, and civic learning projects on local intergroup conflicts in the United States. Teacher's Guides and Workable Peace staff provide curriculum teaching suggestions and resources.  For more information, please see our web site:  If you have additional questions, please contact the Workable Peace Co-director, Stacie Nicole Smith, at  Stacie Nicole Smith, Co-Director, Workable Peace, 131 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 492-1414 x24

WORKING WITH CONFLICT: SKILLS & STRATEGIES FOR ACTION Simon Fisher, Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, Jawed Ludin, Richard Smith, Steve Williams, Sue Williams.  Published by Responding to Conflict & Zed Books.  This book is a practical tool. It offers ideas, methods and techniques for understanding and working with conflict. It is based on the insights of practitioners and communities from their first-hand experience in conflict situations.  It is divided into four parts: 1. Analysis - a guide to understanding conflict, including practical techniques for conflict analysis and the critical issues that must be taken into
account - power, culture, identity, gender and rights.  2. Strategy - how to build effective strategies to address conflict, including
how to influence policy within organisations.  3. Action - intervening in situations of acute conflict; addressing the consequences; and working on the social fabric which conditions the emergence of conflict.  4. Learning - the skills involved in the necessary processes of evaluation and learning, in order to improve future interventions.  The final chapter provides a list of key conflict-related and peace-building resources, including organisations, publications, videos and websites.  For all practitioners who are working in conflict-prone and unstable parts of the world in the fields of development, relief work, human rights, community relations, peace and reconciliation, this book should provide an invaluable support.  For more information, or to order the book, contact: Farouk Sohawon, Sales Manager, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London  N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: .

Your Place in the World: Human Rights and Responsibilities, a curriculum for tolerance and respect based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Victor Geraci, Ph.D., Editor, 49 pages. The curriculum is designed for use in high schools. Copies are $18.00 each including postage and may be ordered from The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 123, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; (805) 965-3443.  Through four lessons and extended activities, Your Place in the World is designed to address issues of tolerance affecting high school students in their communities. Emphasizing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document adopted by the United Nations in 1948, students will gain a deeper understanding of human rights and develop their own ideas about rights and responsibilities.

Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse   This clearinghouse provides information about health, family healing, and family violence relating to aboriginal communities.  It's website offers a searchable catalogue of books, reports, manuals and videos that are available for free use to residents of Ontario.

Zero Tolerance or Community Tolerance : Managing Crime in High Crime Areas by Sandra Walklate, Karen Evans 
Price: US $61.95  available from



American Association of School Administrators ("AASA") Safe Schools web site .  Lots of good information. - We believe that children become more caring and competent when their teacher is more caring.  Our website is dedicated to help teachers better understand what caring is and how to foster its growth.  It is an excellent web site, with lots of good articles and ideas.  Please visit .  Marty Kirschen,   co-editor,

Crime and Safety in Calgary, Alberta - Research report prepared by City of Calgary Community and Social Development Department

City of Edmonton - Safer Cities Initiatives includes children and youth, family violence, safe housing, young adult employment, urban design and prostitution. The Initiative focuses on crime prevention through social development.

City of Toronto Interim Report of Toronto's Task Force on Community Safety

City of Vancouver - This web site presents crime prevention and community resource information for citizens of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is maintained by the Joyce Station Area Planning Association in association with Simon Fraser University.

City of Winnipeg - Opportunities and Challenges - Key: Violent Street Crime Issue

City of Vancouver - Mayor’s Initiative on Crime and Safety The Urban Safety Commission & Urban Safety Coalition.  It is estimated that 70 to 90% of crime in Canada is related to drug and alcohol abuse.

The Community Tool Box   is the web site created and maintained by the University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development in Lawrence, KS, and AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Massachusetts. The site has been on line since 1995, and it continues to grow on a weekly basis.  Currently, the core of the Tool Box is the " how-to tools." These how-to sections use simple, friendly language to explain how to do the different tasks necessary for community health and development. For instance, there are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, and evaluation to give just a few examples. Each section includes a description of the task, advantages of doing it, step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials.  Additionally, you will find links to hundreds of other helpful web pages and listservs in areas such as funding, health, education, and community issues. A problem solving guide provides aid in troubleshooting, and a community grant application provides support in preparing requests for funders. You can also purchase materials created by team members in our General Store. Finally, some of our partners have home pages on the Community Tool Box.

Information Resources on Bullying

Keep Schools Safe: a collection of resources to help make schools safer.  On September 2, 1998, the National Association of Attorneys General and the National School Boards Association are announcing that the two organizations have joined together to address the escalating problem of youth violence occurring across our country. Our Youth Violence and School Safety Initiative is dedicated to promoting a mutual response to violent instances occurring in our communities and schools. We are committed to working together to find solutions to these problems. None of us can any longer afford to have the attitude that violence will not strike our hometowns. NAAG and NSBA would like to ask that local law enforcement, school boards, parents, and communities also form partnerships to address the issues of youth violence and school safety. Many communities have already demonstrated the success of such partnerships. We would like to congratulate those programs and partnerships that have been successful and showcase them as examples for others. As a first step in our joint venture and in an effort to facilitate the sharing of ideas and program information, NAAG and NSBA are launching this joint web site. Our purpose is to provide up-to-date information on successful programs and ideas in order to help communities work toward safer schools and devise the most appropriate response to reducing youth violence. We will focus each month on a specific aspect of the youth violence and school safety problems facing communities. For more information: ; email

Resources available from the Education and Development Branch of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission in Canada

Resources for Working with Abused Children

Teacher and Counsellor Resource Guide - STOP! THINK! CHOOSE! BUILDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLE for Grades 6 – 12+ By Katta Mapes, M.A., M.Ed. 176 page sourcebook plus seven 11” x 17” full-color posters for $45.00.  TO ORDER: Call Zephyr Press at 1-800-232-2187 or order from the Zephyr web sites:  or .  STOP conflict.  Teach your students to THINK before they CHOOSE their actions.  Prevent violence before it starts and improve your overall school climate.  Help your students wisely face adversity and challenges with confidence by developing their emotional intelligence.  Teachers didn’t sign up to be counselors.  But the reality is, in today’s world you end up having to deal with students’ feelings in the classroom anyway.  From character education to retention, from substance abuse to suicide prevention and safe schools, Stop! Think! Choose! tackles the toughest issues you and your students face today.  No long hours of preparation – a ready-made curriculum and full-color posters are included.   Stop! Think! Choose!  Puts years of counseling experience to work for you and serves many functions – §  A school or grade-wide program; §  A counseling program; §  A life skills program.  Each unit engages students’ interests by working through a central theme they can relate to “all about me.”  Young people reach a better understanding of themselves.  They then build on this self-understanding to improve interactions with others.  A comprehensive chapter on integrating emotional-intelligence skills building into any content area helps you reinforce the newly learned behaviors in your students.  Seven units, each with a corresponding poster and reproducible handouts, include: v Knowing yourself; v  Accepting yourself; v Managing yourself; v Connecting with others; v Communicating with others; v Cooperating with others; v Handling conflicts with others; ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Katta Mapes has been a bilingual teacher and counselor since 1970 and has trained educators in developing emotional intelligence and prevention education.   She is currently working at Pueblo High School in Tucson, Arizona


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