FREE ABCs of Conflict trainings are back for 2019 with two sessions, June 17-20 and June 24-27. Learn more or apply with the link below.
Western Justice Center offers an extensive training, ABCs of Conflict, that provides educators and youth-serving professionals with the knowledge and tools to train K-12 students in conflict resolution.
Studies demonstrate that Conflict Resolution Education "produces a positive moral climate in school and reduces reliance on authoritarian approaches to conflict resolution, enables students to negotiate and mediate solutions and regulate their actions, and improves attendance and academic achievement through fewer suspensions, better peer relationships and a greater interest in learning" (Sandy, Baily and Sloane-Akwara, 2000).
In this training, participants practice conflict resolution concepts and skills, learn how to create conflict resolution and peer mediation programs for their schools or organizations, and interact with other professionals.
Numerous schools have implemented peer mediation and other conflict resolution programs at their schools after attending the training. Recently, sections on bullying prevention and restorative practices have been added to The ABCs of Conflict.
K-12 Mini Professional Development Training
We are also providing three-hour professional development trainings utilizing live youth actors to improvise and act out classroom situations. Click here for more information or to inquire about a training.
Since 2009, educators from various schools and youth-serving organizations in the Los Angeles area have participated, including from:
Ambassadors for Peace
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
Asian Youth Center
Belmont High School
Belvedere Middle School
Blair Middle and High School
Carson High School
Cleveland High School
Clinton Middle School
Corona Ave Elementary School
Dolores Mission School
Esteban Torres High School
First Step Upward
Hollywood High School
I-Poly High School
John Muir High School
Kennedy High School
Laurel Hall School
Leadership in Entertainment and Media Arts High School
Los Angeles Academy Middle School
Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission
Lycée International de Los Angeles
Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School
Marina Del Rey Middle School
Miller High School
Narbonne High School
Nueva Vista Elementary School
Outward Bound Adventures, Inc.
Pasadena High School
Pasadena Unified School District Welcome Center
Rose City High School
San Marino High School
Social Justice Schools Global Issues Academy at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School
The Peace and Justice Academy
Thomas Starr King Middle School
Toluca Lake Elementary School
U.S. Grant High School
We Teach Parents