ICOP Local Youth Peace Program
With Brett Bachmann and Rebecca Keim of ICOP, this conflict resolution training program is designed to help promote peace and reduce violence and conflict among students in our schools, families, and communities. Utilizing an academic and social approach, this program explores students' attitudes towards conflict and provides the students with the tools to resolve conflicts peacefully. ICOP's peaceful conflict resolution training not only reduces and prevents violence in the school environment, but also provides the students with the opportunity to develop valuable interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities, and cultural consciousness. The skills learned during the training program inspire students to actively promote peace as citizens of not only their local community, but their global community as well.
If you are interested in having your school or organization participate in ICOP's Local Youth Peace Program, please contact Brett Bachmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Keim at email@example.com.
Testimonials From Participants in ICOP's Local Youth Peace Program
"Mr. Bachmann and Ms. Keim came to our school at the beginning of the school year to provide our sixth grade students with conflict resolution training. It's not unusual for sixth grade students to act out generally and intimidate younger students in an elementary school as they know they are shortly headed for middle school. I hoped that the conflict resolution training would help the students avoid making poor and unsafe choices. The students were excited to participate in the training activities and learned the importance of working effectively as a team to attain common goals. Since the training, we have had a significant decrease in office referrals for behavior concerns from our sixth graders. There has been a marked difference in their ability to work together and interact with each other in a respectful manner. In addition, there have been no incidences of bullying or harassment of younger students by the students who participated in the conflict resolution training sessions. I am delighted with the results of this program and hope to continue it next year."
- Susan Grant, Principal, Dorris Day Elementary School, Los Angeles, California.