Bridges to Safety is a simple and effective guide to help teens teach conflict resolution skills to younger students. With this research-based program and about one hour per week of volunteer time, you will make a lifelong difference for teens and children. Each month the teens deliver a lesson which builds important character assets, models peaceful communication, and helps children develop essential social skills. Written by two national award-winning conflict mediation teachers who implemented this program as a parent volunteer project, this book contains easy field-tested lessons which help students create a safe and caring school community.
The book includes:
- How to start the program in four easy steps.
- Suggestions for training teen peer mediators.
- The EASY! conflict resolution process.
- Step-by-step lessons for the peer mediators to follow each month.
- Monthly parent newsletters.
Plus! All the letters, forms, handouts, and presentation slides you need are included on the convenient CD ROM.
“In today’s world, kids are crying out for ethical leadership. A program like this where kids learn to be role models and teachers to younger students is the kind of community that makes a team win — and makes our communities and country strong.”
Coach Bill Walsh, from the Foreword