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Peers Making Peace Overview

Students along with a staff coordinator receive complete training in mediation skills and program implementation that truly changes the atmosphere of the school campus. The school mediation program provides students and staff a means of nonviolent resolution for disputes that arise in the school setting. Students learn how to turn conflict into win/win situations not through compromise, but through listening to each other and designing a solution which meets both people’s needs.

Peers Making Peace Adult Facilitator Training Information
Peers Making Peace Train the Trainer Information

 

PeaceKeepers Course Overview

A Course that meets every day, just like Math and English. The for-credit course establishes a peer mediation team on campus enabling schools to utilize their best resource, children.  This course equips and empowers students to resolve conflicts on campus.  Through service learning projects, these classes provide conflict resolution training and service to middle and elementary schools.


Positive Action Center Overview

Mediators as mentors.  Research-based intervention program for at-risk students to reduce the number of placements and repeat placements (recidivism) in alternative learning environments.  The program provides positive behavioral modification and results in self-responsibility and a more successful learning experience.

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Botvin LifeSkills Training

paxUnited is happy to announce that we've received new funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services! Through this funding, paxUnited can now offer the comprehensive and effective Botvin LifeSkills Training to schools in PRC 3  (Dallas, Denton and Collin counties).

Rather than merely teaching information about the dangers of drug abuse, this program promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to:

  • Teach students the necessary skills to resist social (peer) pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs
  • Help students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable students to effectively cope with anxiety
  • Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse
  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors

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For scheduling with paxUnited staff, please contact our Director of Training at elizabeth.etier@paxunited.org or 972-671-9550.

Extraordinary People Living Character Overview

A campus-based, character education program for grades 8-12.  The goal of this curriculum is to help schools develop morally responsible, self-efficate, self-disciplined children.  Included within our curriculum are lessons and activities intended to teach about basic human values: honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, fairness and respect.

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Safeguarding Our Schools (S.O.S.)

SoSWe are all scrambling for answers to the terrifying events which took place last week in Newtown, Connecticut. Many schools are ramping up security by adding significant numbers of security personnel and purchasing expensive equipment. Students are being moved inside the main buildings of campuses rather than being schooled in annexes or portable buildings. Many parents are keeping their children at home. Some schools are even arming their faculties with guns. There is no question that we must provide safe, secure learning environments for our children; however, these "knee-jerk" reactions are not conducive to providing a long term answer. Indeed, many of our children will be unable to learn or thrive, living in an atmosphere of fear, however, reacting without considering all options is not going to change the environment or ease the minds of parents, students or educators.

paxUnited has at least part of the solution that will provide more of an answer than the actions currently being undertaken. Our "Safeguarding Our Schools (S.O.S.)" program offers presentations to faculty, students, parents and communities, which will provide insights into the signs and symptoms of the potential perpetrator of events such as what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. Additionally, we offer an onsite "hardening- the -target" analysis of your current plans, policies and school plants.

There is no doubt that we must act to prevent these tragedies. But we must not sacrifice our children's sense of safety nor a healthy learning environment to put a band-aid on an issue that requires much more.   

 

 

No Room for Bullies

No Room for Bullies is designed for campuses wishing to educate their faculty and students on the importance of bullying prevention. Texas State Law requires that all administrators, faculty and staff on school campuses be trained in bullying prevention and intervention and that each campus must develop a bullying prevention and intervention plan.

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Let’s Talk It Out Overview

This infusion program is every teacher’s dream.  A day in which teachers teach and children learn, where 50 to 75% of the day is not taken up with controlling conflicts.  A day where the teacher is a mentor and guide, not a warden. Coupled with a campus peer mediation program, Classroom Peace, eliminates most negative behaviors common in today’s classrooms.

Anger Management Services Overview

These services teach youth and adults how to manage anger in relationships with other individuals and is available for students, educators families and business and community members who want to enhance their interpersonal relationships.