Engaging Schools works with school and program leaders and educators to support students in developing and strengthening social-emotional learning competencies and qualities of character that increase interpersonal effectiveness, reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior and intolerance, and enhance academic achievement. Our services and resources have a proven track record and measurable results. We support teachers, counselors, principals, parents, and others with the following early childhood, elementary, and afterschool services:
- Conflict resolution and diversity. Our Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) is a research-based, K–8 program for children and the adults who interact with them. It helps adults create peaceable schools and homes. It helps young people develop skills to prevent aggressive and antisocial behavior, counter bias, form caring relationships, and build healthy lives. Click here for a summary of RCCP evaluations in PDF.
- Peer mediation. Engaging Schools’ peer mediation program is a proven youth leadership model. In peer mediation, trained students help their peers resolve differences, thereby reducing violence and increasing peace in their schools. Engaging Schools also helps educators support students as they use conflict resolution practices.
- Afterschool Adventures in Peacemaking. This activity-based educational program offers productive approaches to conflict resolution, social and emotional learning, and appreciation for diversity. Afterschool Adventures in Peacemaking can be quickly and easily introduced into any elementary-level afterschool program as a support to address the needs of the whole child.
- Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking. This educational program for children, parents, and early childcare providers integrates conflict resolution, social and emotional learning, and appreciation for diversity. It includes developmentally appropriate practices and a curriculum for preschool children.