Empowering youth to approach conflict in healthy and creative ways
Conflict Resolution Education
Empowering youth in schools, agencies, and the juvenile courts to gain skills including: staying calm, empathizing, active listening, assertive speaking, and collaborative problem solving.
Free & low cost workshops for 4th-12th Grades:
Small, Gender Specific: Healthy Choices for Girls, Facing Conflict without Violence
Custom trainings for youth-serving organizations: Equip staff with tools and framework to engage with youth and address conflicts.
Restorative justice asks “What harm has been caused and what are the obligations as a result of that harm?” It is an approach, with multiple practices that the WDRC can provide, including:
Circles/Conferences: stakeholders express how the issue affected them and what they need to move forward.
Community-building Circles: Discuss group norms, challenges, and gain trust and empathy through sharing. Works with classrooms of all ages.
Impact Competency Education:
Small group or individual coaching for youth to understand the impact of their choices.
Victim Offender Meetings: Brings youth, parties harmed by incident, and neutral facilitator in a structured process to ensure accountability and decide how to best repair harm.
A voluntary, confidential, & affordable way to resolve conflict.
Parent-Teen Mediation: Whether you’re not getting along, feeling misunderstood, or planning for the future, we can help. Mediation empowers teens and guardians to communicate effectively, solve problems, and reach solutions that work for them. 93% of recent clients reported that their issues were addressed, including: communication, navigating changes, academic issues, roles and more. Parent-teen mediation is by donation with a small administrative fee.
Youth and Peer Mediation: Assisting youth to resolve a conflict, or facilitate a peer-mediation training.
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