Helping young children develop conflict resolution skills: Peace Works’ Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids program
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Peace Works: Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids was developed by the Peace Education Foundation in Miami, Florida, USA, to help children in preschool to second grade develop effective conflict resolution skills. In this grade-specific program, children learn to understand and manage their emotions, take responsibility for their actions, and develop listening and cooperation skills. With a range of 30-85 activities available (varying by grade level), teachers can easily integrate aspects of the program into their classrooms. Additional components for family engagement, and school-wide engagement are available.
Peace Works: Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids is recognized by CASEL as a SELect program. Research has shown increases in student’s positive social behavior, and decreases in problem behavior.
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