OverviewThe rise of violence among our youth is of vital concern. Most programs that address this problem focus on controlling behavior and resolving conflicts. These programs neglect to develop critical higher-order skills needed for building peaceful relationships - kindness, forgiveness, compassion, and a deep respect for self and others.
teaches these higher order, or prosocial skills, with precision and is unique in its approach to develop the internal strengths of children without relying on external controls.
materials help develop the five primary abilities children need to get along with others::
- Appreciate differences
- Be compassionate
- Like each other
- Help others become their best
- Respect and include others
is a collection of 126 compelling stories, paintings, songs, games and activities found in both ancient and modern cultures. The materials were developed for children ages 5 to 11 years.
was developed by Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Ph.D. and Claudia J. Clayton, Ph.D., with the help of many research assistants and children.
can be used in schools, domestic violence shelters, after school programs, churches, community groups, and families.