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ERIC Number: ED430191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-16
Pages: 15
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Training Parents as Peacekeepers--A Resolutionary Process.
Popoff, Leslie E.
This paper discusses a program at Castlewood Elementary School (New York) specifically directed at helping parents develop and enhance their skills in resolving the conflicts they confront in their own lives and relationships. Currently there is no structured program in Castlewood School to teach students conflict resolution skills. The underlying belief is that focusing on parents' skills is the best place to start, given that their utilization of these skills in the home would facilitate a more peaceable family environment, and provide a healthy model for their children regarding how to resolve conflicts in a peaceful way. A Saturday morning and an evening weekday session were offered. Twelve participants signed up for the Saturday session and 15 for the evening session. Of the two fathers who expressed interest, neither attended. Only the Saturday group had a core group that attended all of the sessions. The 5-session, 10-hour training focused on understanding conflict, communication, cognitive flexibility, coping skills, and resolution. Results do not reveal a consistent pattern between or within individuals because of the situationally specific nature of the assessment tool utilized. However, more subjective indicators of progress were apparent within the participants. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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