How to Help Youth Communicate and Resolve Conflict

A fight erupted in the school hall and both boys had bloody noses. They had to be pulled apart by four adults. Mrs. Walker, the assistant principal, intervened. “He said my cousin is stupid,” growled Michael. “No one insults my family.”...

How Important Is It?

Anger is a normal, healthy – and often uncomfortable – emotion.  It is one thing to sit with a difficult emotion long enough to feel and release it; it’s another to repeatedly relive an anger-inducing situation until it dominates your thoughts....

How to Resolve Group Conflicts

I almost got up and walked out of the meeting. Marcy and Marti were two committee members who often accused one another of not listening.  Feelings were bruised.  Voices raised.  Other members slowly checked out of the discussion.  Including me. The experience was...

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