OVERVIEW: This workshop makes the connections between individual self-esteem in children and their involvement in the peace process. Peace is examined from the perspective of consistency among all relationships from ones relationship with children (or with parents), with peers, friends, colleagues, the community and the world. The role of social and communication skills and conflict resolution skills in peace processes. The developmental processes of the victim, abuser/bully, and survivor are discussed with reference to parenting styles, both positive and problematic. Lessons from successful adolescent interactions are incorporated into the peace building model. Methods are presented to build self-esteem in children and to protect them from becoming abusers/bullies and/or victims and to promote the development of peacemakers.
1) CONSISTENCY AND THE PEACE PROCESS
Peace despite frustration and anger in the discipline process with children.
Peace as a couple; Peace as a family; Peace at work; Peace in the community; Peace in the world community.
2) PEACE AS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF VIOLENCE
Boundaries in the Process of Peace
Harmony versus Peace
Unity, Connection, Trust, and Intimacy in Peace
3) CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE PEACE PROCESS
4) ABUSERS & BULLIES & PERPRETATORS; VICTIMS; AND SURVIVORS
Violence between Individuals and Patterns of Behavior
5) FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS- A model derived from Adolescent Work; R.I.P.S., a communication model
6) THE IDEAL SELF VERSUS THE REAL SELF
Invoking and Evoking – Challenging and Raising Internalized Standards of Behavior7) PRINCIPLES OF PEACE FROM SELF-ESTEEM THEORY AND PRACTICE
Significance, Moral Virtue, Power & Control, and Competence
8) ADULT FOUNDATIONS TO SELF-ESTEEM AND PEACE- 7 KEYS
9) GUIDELINES TO BUILDING SELF-LOVING PEACEMAKERS
10) PEACE AND THE ACTIVIST- LESSONS FROM THE ANTI-BIAS CURRICULUM