Peace Factors Offers Programs for Adults and Children
Adults experience the program in a way that impacts them on a personal and professional level. Teachers are provided with training materials and activities to use with children. All activities reinforce the concept of creating peace through your thoughts, words and actions. The ability to monitor personal thoughts and manage personal stress increases effectiveness with youth. It also builds stronger relationships and peaceful communities.
Children experience how their thoughts affect the words they use and the actions they take. Calming techniques are learned and practiced, building the ability to better understand their options and the impact of their decisions. New research out of Yale Psychological Science January 2013 suggests that being in touch with emotions allows people to better filter noise and avoid knee-jerk mistakes or decisions fueled by hurt, anger or fear.
Peace Factors Meets Various Needs
• Classroom education
• Staff development
• Parent seminars
• Youth group activities
Staff: Peace Factors presentation (2 hours) allows educators/staff to experience concepts and apply learning to real world situations.
Parents: 90-minute presentation focuses on enhancing family relationships through thoughtful communication and cooperation.
Students: Increase awareness of self and others resulting in stronger decision-making skills that positively impact relationships.
Train-the-trainer: Small group review of the student PowerPoint presentation, suggestions for facilitation, and method for implementing activities found in the Partners in Peace Activity Guide.
“Kathy did a great job and people were excited and inspired by her words and topic. I’m keeping much more peace around the house this week thanks to her! I will pass her name along to many others who seek speakers in her area.”
PTO President, Deephaven Elementary
• A positive climate for learning; free of negative physical and psychological behaviors.
• Inclusion and openness to others’ perspective.
• More collaboration; less conflict and stress.
• Increased confidence and decision-making capabilities.
• Willingness to take personal responsibility for creating peaceful, positive interactions.
• Improved emotional health and intelligence by increased awareness of self and others.
• Ability to manage emotions and model peaceful behaviors.
• Activities will reinforce information about how to resolve power struggles at home as well as at school.
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Facilitation Guide: Program outline, detailed notes and activities to present Peace Factors in-house.
PowerPoint Presentation: Student version for conducting training in-house.
Activity Guide: Activities reinforce the Peace Factors concepts throughout the school year. They are designed to recognize the student’s strengths and good behavior. They promote self-awareness, confidence and decision-making capabilities. And, they provide opportunities to brainstorm ways to handle stressful or negative situations in a peaceful manner. Peace Factors Tools and Activity Example
Parent Communications: Each activity includes a suggested communication for parents to provide better understanding of the peace concept being taught. This information can be printed and sent home in backpacks or sent out via email.
T-shirts and Wrist Bands: PEACE...think it, speak it, do it!
Assessments: Pre and Post Assessments are provided to measure the impact of Peace Factors. Results are calculated by us and provided to you!