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ERIC Number: EJ1154570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Safe, Seen, and Celebrated with AHA! Peace Builders: Putting Youth in Charge of Change
Freed, Jennifer; Lowenstein, Melissa
Childhood Education, v93 n5 p402-404 2017
Since 2013, AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement) has trained over 300 AHA! Peace Builder youth at six area schools in Santa Barbara, California. These young people have conducted outreach to more than 5,000 additional peers, family members, and community members via Connection Circles, which they led during class, between classes, at AHA! Peace Builder club meetings, at home, and out in the community. Student leaders are trained for 10 hours in deep empathy and listening skills and ways to intervene when they see hate or bullying behavior. They also learned to conduct repair conversations instead of blaming or seeking revenge, and to support peers in doing the same. They also learn how to be allies to the most fragile or marginalized people in their schools and communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Santa Barbara)
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