Conflict Resolution Education: Conflict Resolution Skills Training for Teens

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Conflict resolution education in schools. Teaching conflict resolution skills to adolescents. Conflict resolution skills training for young people to resolve differences peacefully, reduce anti-social behavior and violence.

Young people effectively manage conflicts, develop the skills to respond to conflict in non violent ways. Learning to express their points of view, voice their interests and find mutually acceptable solutions without resorting to violence.

New skills for behaviour change to prepare young adults for a less violent future. Building safer learning environments, motivating socially responsible person and preparing young people for the future.

Helping them improve relationships and relate better. They learn to manage emotions, solve problems, maintain good relationships and decrease the incidence of violence.

Skill set that helps reduce fighting, bullying, harassment and other forms of violence among young people. They learn to manage and resolve conflicts, competing needs and interests without resorting to violence.

Equipping them with the skills to talk through differences, focusing on the problem not on the personalities and come up with a resolution together. Helping them to be responsible, disciplined and empowered to shape their families and the society.

Creating conflict management training  environments that facilitate the development of skills for peaceful resolution of conflicts through peer mediation, role play, games, reading and writing.

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Do we feel disconnected? Is there a need for spiritual alignment? The need to align with God’s principles in personal lives, homes and at work. Getting back in alignment with His lifestyle?

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Developing a personal relationship with God. The need to trust and obey Him, the secret to a happy and fulfilled life. Putting Him first, fellowshipping with and helping others. Asking for His guidance, praying to Him to direct our paths, devoting ourselves to the plans He has for our lives. Developing and maintaining a strong relationship with Him to experience His love.

 

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Father, we praise You. The whole world bows down  before You. English

 

Fuqin, women zanmei Ni. Quan shijie zai Ni mianqian wan yao. Mandarin Chinese

 

Pita, ham aapakee stuti karate Hain. Pooree duniya aapakee saamane jhuk jaatee Hai. Hindi

 

Padre, Te alabamos. Todo el mundo se inclina ante Ti. Spanish

 

Pere, nous Te louons. Le monde entier s’incline devant Toi. French

 

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Chichiyo, watashitachi wa Anata o tataemasu. Zen sekai ga Anata no mae de ojigiwosuru. Japanese

 

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Child Well-being: Good Co-parenting Relationship

5 Benefits of Effective Co-Parenting

Divorce can be traumatic for children. It has a negative impact on children and can subject them to behaviour and mental vulnerabilities. This event increases destructive behaviour and anger, compromises children’s emotional and relational stability and adversely affect their academic performances.

Divorce and Separation: parents can protect their children

Parents can protect their children from destructive effects of separation or divorce. They do this when they stop fighting and work out the issues between them amicably. When they avoid hostility and acrimonious relationships and focus on the best interests of their children.

Separation and divorce can be difficult for parents and impact children adversely. The factors that influence the well-being of children during these events are within parents control. The quality of parenting provided over time and the quality of parent-child relationship can mitigate or reverse potential serious outcomes for the children.

Managing conflict and effective parenting foster strong parent-child relationship. In addition to parents not compromising on effective discipline,  creating routines, enforcing the rules, monitoring children’s behaviour and genuine manifestation of parent love. All of these will prevent children’s involvement with deviant peers.

Effective co-parenting relationship

Parents can choose to Imbibe protective factors for the sake of their children such as cooperating to resolve disputes between them. They can choose to shun hostility, bitterness, ego, anger and cooperate to raise their children.

Placing emphasis on how to support and care for their children. Focusing on what is in the best interests of their children, doing the best for themselves by being involved in the lives of their children.

Since children are involved and you will always be parents, you have to learn to communicate with the other parent. You can achieve this by maintaining a business like relationship. Do not control your children’s allegiances or use them to manipulate your ex-spouse.

Recognize that your children need to have relationships with both parents and that your children’s affection for the other parent is no personal threat to you. It is in the best interest of the children for both parents to be involved in their lives.

This might mean agreeing on a custody arrangement with a focus on what is best for your child or children. Whether to adopt shared parenting or sole custody whereby your children live with one parent but see the other parent very often, deciding the amount and consistent payments of child support (or child maintenance) by the non custodial parent or non resident parent (usually fathers) for the care and support of the children. Putting the children first always.

A child should never feel he has been abandoned because when children feel they have been abandoned by the other parent (usually fathers), it can lead to increased risk for violent behaviour. Fathers will do well for themselves to be involved in the lives of their children and contribute to raising them.

If you are having difficulties relating with the other parent or finding it hard to resolve issues between you, try the process of mediation. It is beneficial to choose this approach over litigation which is adversarial and foster cooperation in raising your children.

Mediation

Mediation can help pave the way for successful co-parenting. It helps parents focus on the needs and best interests of their children. Protecting children from the negative effects of separation which can lead to the introduction of destructive behaviour and increase in health problems.

Co-parenting is not about the parent’s feelings, emotions, anger or those of their ex but rather about the children’s happiness, stability and future well-being.

Mediation is an informal but structured dispute resolution process. A neutral third person, the mediator facilitates communication and assists parties in reaching an amicable dispute settlement.

You are directly involved in negotiating your own agreement. No settlement can be imposed on you as it happens in litigation.

The proceedings are conducted in private and you are in control of your own outcomes. Goals of mediation include helping parents make a parenting plan that is in the best interest of their children that let their children spend time with both of their parents. The focus is on the needs of the children.

Alternative to court for deciding custody and visitation arrangements or improving visitation arrangements. It helps decide custody and child support arrangements peacefully. If the parents are able to work out an agreement the mediator helps them write their own parenting plan.

Mediation protects children from the potentially damaging effects of separation and divorce in the short and long term. It fosters managing conflict effectively, parenting for warmth and developing strong parent-child relationships.

It gives children the best chance at leading fulfilling lives. They grow through the changes in a way that is benefiting to the children and ultimately, the society they shape as adults. Parents doing what is best for their children.

 

Protecting your Children from the Effects of Divorce

Child Maintenance : Investing in Your Children’s Future

 

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Separated women and those who came out of abusive marriages struggling to raise children alone without support from the other parent can seek help to collect child maintenance (child support) from the other parent. This is paid by the non residential parent (usually the father) to the parent with day to day care of the children.

Parents are legally responsible for the financial security of their children even if you don’t see them or if agreement about access to the children happened separately. Visitation and child support are separate issues in the eyes of the court.

You need to have child maintenance arrangements for children under 21 or more if in approved education or training. If you make a private arrangement this can continue after then.

Private Child Maintenance Arrangement

You can arrange child maintenance yourselves. You can make these arrangements yourselves to support the children financially. You can agree between yourselves how much maintenance should be paid, how and when it should be made.

If you are finding it difficult to come to an agreement or the private arrangement breaks down you can seek the help of a neutral mediator. You both have to be willing to go to mediation.

Getting Help to Make an Arrangement

A professional mediator who acts as a neutral third party facilitates discussion to help you make an arrangement or work out an agreement on child maintenance (child support) payments. Free Mediation and Legal Support.

Getting Payments without Sharing Your Location

You can seek help and support from appropriate state agencies if you feel at risk talking to the other parent because a private agreement would involve being in contact.

If you do not want to be in contact because you do not feel it is safe you need not talk to the other parent or tell the other parent your location.

You do not need to make contact with the other parent if you’ve experienced violence. You can seek help to collect payments.

The child welfare  can help you work out how much maintenance needs to be paid, take action if a parent doesn’t pay the agreed amount and review the payments if your circumstances change.

 

 

 

Marital Conflict Resolution Tips for Men

Conflict Resolution in Marriage ( with printable worksheet) | CMP

Being empathetic- in managing emotions and conflicts. Learning to pay attention to the feelings of your wife.

Discussion of issues – in a courteous way with understanding, respecting each other. Listeny and expressing admiration for each other leading to feelings of closeness, intimacy and happiness.

Creating a relationship where you are free to express your feelings and emotions without blame, criticism or judgment from the other person. On your own part, you have learnt to name your feelings, saying exactly how you feel.

Identifying what triggers these feelings, finding the right word to describe it and communicate this calmly and clearly to your wife. The result is that you are able to make your wife listen and you both discuss and find solutions to resolve the conflict.

Building a marriage where there is emotional support, encouragement especially in times of stress or sadness. You have achieved this because of the ability to listen to your wife.

Listening in an empathetic way. Listening when she wants to communicate and placing value on what she says. Understanding and allowing her perspective, feelings and needs in your decision making process as a couple.

Managing conflict in a healthy and respectful way. Letting go of the need to be right or win an argument rather ask for her needs and search for a solution together. Don’t belittle her, raise your voice or curse. Listen more.

Creatively finding new ways to love your wife. Show your love to her. Surprise her with nice words. Be her friend. Be confident in your role as the husband.

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