Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Get HIPP -- Help Increase the Peace

Yesterday, during our tabling at McCallum High School, several teachers came up to our table to talk with us and express their support.  One of the teachers is involved in the "No Place for Hate" campaign at the school, and he said that what would be very helpful for his students is a conflict resolution training program because a primary concern of students is dealing with conflicts in interpersonal relationships.  Fights can happen especially when there are miscommunications, rumors, gossip, mistaken assumptions, etc.

A good resource is HIPP -- Help Increase the Peace Program, a workshop for youth developed by the American Friends Service Committee in 1991.  Here is a great video about the program.  For more information, call the HIPP Nationwide Network at 410-323-7200.

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