Parent Involvement Technical Assistance Program

Indicator #8:
Changing Perceptions
Workshop Handouts

Conflict Resolution Videos

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Alternatives to Violence: Conflict Resolution, Negotiation & Mediation for Students
33 minutes 

Students will learn the value of problem solving and conflict resolution as alternatives to fighting. Through dramatized sequences, skills such as listening, oral expression, critical thinking, assertiveness, and teamwork are taught. Grade level: 6-adult

Alternatives to Violence: Implementing Conflict Resolution Programs in School
31 minutes 

In this video, school staff will learn methods of using conflict resolution in their everyday interactions and the basic process for setting up a peer mediation program.

Be Cool - Give & Take Vs. Demands (Module 1)
Middle School 

Shows students there are more effective ways to settle differences than by simply making demands. Introduces basic negotiation skills used by leading negotiators in government and business. Includes 2 videotapes.

Be Cool - Give & Take Vs. Insolence (Module 4)
Middle School 

Show why acting superior and entitled with authority is risky, especially with the police. Illustrates how to "respectfully cooperate" with authority figures to get them on your side. Includes 2 videotapes.

Be Cool - Give & Take Vs. Intimidation (Module 2)
Middle School 

Intimidation fosters anger and resentment and often leads to counter-aggression. Introduces the elements of a W.I.S.E. agreement, one that builds trust and leads to future cooperation. Includes 2 videotapes.

Be Cool - Give & Take Vs. Threats (Module 3)
Middle School 

Illustrates why using threats to influence authority figures is a bad idea and why negotiating an agreement that considers the needs of both sides is more likely to succeed. Includes 2 videotapes.

Big Changes, Big Choices - Preventing Conflicts and Violence
30 minutes 

With the escalating climate of conflict and violence in our schools and communities, this program challenges the underlying attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that cause most of the trouble. Video discussion guide included. Grade level: 5-9

Break the Code of Silence: Save a Life!
18 minutes 

This powerful presentation stresses to students their personal responsibility to prevent a shooting, suicide or other serious problem that could lead to an unnecessary tragedy. Based on a real life high school shooting that resulted in the death of a student, we see the grief and pain that could have been prevented if someone had broken "the code of silence". Because teenagers are afraid of retaliation if they "rat" or "snitch", this video not only suggests how to tell an authority, but, equally important, illustrates the many ways that dangerous situations may be reported anonymously.

Conflict at School: Dealing with Adults
(1999) 24 minutes 

In order to fulfill their community service requirement, high schoolers Steve and Tanika hold a workshop that teaches middle schoolers specific conflict resolution techniques for dealing with the everyday run-ins they have with adults at school. Ages: 10-14

Conflict Resolution
26 minutes 

Teaches strategies for conflict resolution, helps students turn conflict into a positive experience. Shows them how to avoid conflict, resolve problems, and build better relationships. Grade level: 9-12

Conflict Resolution Skills
35 minutes 

Through hands-on activities and practice, students acquire six basic skills of conflict resolution: Getting the Facts, Active Listening, Body Language, Tone of Voice, "I" Messages, and Brainstorming. Student workshop includes 20 accompanying handouts to provide practice in each skill. Grade level: 5-9

Conflict, Communication and Relationships
24 minutes 

This video offers students a chance to develop communication skills in all types of relationships. A series of vignettes describe typical conflicts between friends, siblings, parents, and a boss. A leading adolescent psychologist helps students understand the vignettes by showing how maximizing communication skills, listening skills and mediation skills can help to resolve most conflicts. Grade level: 7-12

Let's Make a Deal: Peacemakers
(1995) 11 minutes 

In this video, students will learn to gain control in conflict situations by taking responsibility. This responsibility means that each person must choose to respond in a way that is right and best for both parties involved. This approach creates a win-win ethic and helps young people to start viewing conflict as an opportunity for learning. Part of the Peacemakers series.

Mediation Skills
30 minutes 

Schools report that when students mediate their peers' conflicts, the need for serious disciplinary action is reduced, as is the incidence of violence, vandalism, and absenteeism. In a step-by-step approach, this workshop trains students to be peer mediators, equipping them with skills for conducting successful mediations. Accompanying handouts and individual and group activities provide hands-on practice in the skills and steps involved. Student workshop includes 33 reproducible handouts. Grade level: 5-9

Mediation: Getting to Win-Win!
24 minutes 

This student workshop introduces the process of peer mediation. Using as example a true-to-life teenage conflict, program demonstrates the techniques and strategies mediators use to help disputants work out their conflict and arrive at a win-win solution. Accompanying worksheets and group activities provide hands-on practice in the skills of mediation. Grade level: 7-12

Prevent Violence With Groark: Groark Learns to Work Out Conflicts
28 minutes 

This program teaches children: That conflicts between people are normal, how to prevent minor disagreements from escalating into serious fights, and steps for working out conflicts fairly and peacefully. Grade level: K-5

Pros in Conflict: Peacemakers
(1995) 13 minutes 

This video lesson is a comprehensive course in peer mediation. Students will see live-action conflict scenarios followed up by sessions with peer mediators or conflict managers. Students will learn how to help themselves and others to get along better. From the Peacemakers series.

Resolving Conflicts
24 minutes 

This workshop takes students through the conflict resolution process. Students learn to apply specific, easy-to-learn skills and effective strategies for resolving conflicts peacefully. Includes 19 reproducible handouts. Grade level: 9-12

Restitution for Teens: Restitution in the Middle School
48 minutes 

Middle school teachers talk about ways staff can shift their discipline paradigm to work with students and parents. A Rockford, Illinois inner city middle school shares statistics showing a dramatic reduction in disciplinary incidents when students fix their mistakes.

Solving Conflicts With Teachers, Parents and Peers
20 minutes 

This video delves into several types of conflicts your middle school students face at home, at school and in their neighborhoods. By hearing healthy solutions from real teens about how they deal with conflicts, viewers are challenged to reevaluate their own style of conflict resolution. Grade level: 6-8

Strength: A Conflict Resolution Video
13 minutes 

Strength is a short, intense drama designed to stimulate student discussion about prejudice. As students view the video, they will have the chance to examine their own views on prejudice.

Supporting Children in Resolving Conflicts
(1998) 24 minutes 

This video demonstrates a six-step process that adults can use to help children learn to resolve conflicts over materials, friends, and space. Through this process, children learn social, language, and cognitive skills they can use throughout their lives. Grade level: PreK-K

Tug of War: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
25 minutes 

This video dramatizes several interpersonal conflicts that occur over the course of a typical high school day. As the vignettes progress, viewers will learn some specific steps which the characters use to resolve each confrontation.

Use Your Words
14 minutes 

Students learn that when they "use their words" to explain their feelings or describe their needs, they will be much more likely to resolve their problems and get what they want. Grade level: K-2

We Can All Get Along
24 minutes 

Using dramatizations, this program introduces students to practical and easy-to-implement strategies that will allow them to settle their differences peacefully. Help students discover how blame, put-downs, name-calling, bossiness and threats can make a situation go from bad to worse. Give youngsters useful tips for heading off fights before they start. Sections include: Get the Facts/Talk It Out; Good Communication; Solve the Problem/Resolve the Conflict; and Quick and Easy Fixes. Also available on DVD.

Working it Out
(1993) 28 minutes 

Introduces pre-teens and young teens to conflict resolution. Shows students how good communication skills and mediation can turn conflict into a positive experience, build self-esteem, and improve relationships. Grade level: 5-9

You Can Choose: Resolving Conflicts
(1992) 29 minutes 

Tuggy and Rhonda discover that there are ways to resolve disagreements without fighting. Children learn ways to work out interpersonal conflicts without fighting. Grade level: K-5

You're Right and So Am I
(1995) 16 minutes 

Students are given simple and effective strategies for a) showing respect for the ideas of others and b) learning to deal with differences of opinion, taste and views.

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