Nonviolent Conflict Resolution
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.
Research shows that nonviolent resistance works better than violence.
“Countries in which there were nonviolent campaigns were about 10 times likelier to transition to democracies within a five-year period compared to countries in which there were violent campaigns — whether the campaigns succeeded or failed.” - Erica Chenoweth.
Our goal in Social and Emotional Learning programming is to give people the skills to be able to resolve conflicts with nonviolent strategies. Everyone encounters conflict almost daily, with friends, family, strangers, co-workers, and others. Below you'll find tips to be able to hone your conflict resolution skills and give those skills to your students or children.
To choose the best conflict resolution method in any given situation, you need to consider several factors, such as:
Being able to choose and apply the best conflict resolution strategy effectively is made possible by developing better conflict resolution skills. Examples of conflict resolution skills that can help you include the ability to:
International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace is a global celebration recognized on September 21 as a time for all mankind to commit to peace and contribute to a culture of peace. Peace is best defined as tranquility or freedom for disturbance. The theme of this celebration for 2021 is “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World.”
Ways schools can create a peaceful classroom environment
Ways to promote peace
We're excited to announce that we're a participating organization in Youth & Peace in Action sponsored by NewGen Peacebuilders which was kicked off today in celebration of International Day of Peace!
Here are resources about youth and peace initiatives:
Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
We celebrate the histories, traditions, and cultures of Hispanic and Latinx Americans from September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. We recognize and appreciate all cultures from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Nation-wide celebrations began in 1968 with a significant date of September 15 the anniversary of Independence Day for Latin America. Mexico and Chile recognize their Independence Days as September 16 and September 18, respectively. Columbus Day is a national holiday celebrated on October 18. All of these significant dates are celebrated within a 30-day observance.
FIESTABHAM is Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage. Gather together at Birmingham Linn Park from 12:00-8:00 pm on Saturday, September 25!
There are several major influential Hispanic Americans to recognize during this month. Rita Moreno is best known for her role in West Side Story. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, is considered a major voice for Hispanic Americans in politics. Julia Alvarez is a well-known Dominican American writer. Sylvia Rivera is an icon in the gay and transgender rights movements. Roberto Clemente paved the way for Hispanic Americans in Major League Baseball.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Influential Hispanic Americans Who Made History
Cultural Insights: Communicating with Hispanics/Latinos - CDC
How to Be An Ally Outside of Hispanic Heritage Month
Recognizing and Celebrating the Impacts of the Hispanic Community
They’re Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present Lesson
Hispanic and Latino Heritage and History in the US
Call Me Latine
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among adolescents that have the potential to cause serious, lasting problems. There are three main types of bullying that are common among school-aged children such as verbal, social, and physical bullying. This behavior can happen at school, after school, off school grounds, and on social media. An important goal to achieve in respect of bullying should be to always have a safe space for bullied children to speak about their issues. Lines of communication should always remain open for school-aged children. When discussing bullying with students, there should be an importance placed on the complete understanding of bullying and its long-lasting effects.
This discussion about bullying prevention named How To Talk About Bullying So Teens Will Listen demonstrates a great way to implement the importance of being an advocate when witnessing the act of bullying.
What Teens Can Do
How to Talk About Bullying
What is Bullying
Tips for Discussing Bullying with Teens
ACE's Heritage Panel addresses bullying and discrimination in schools through interactive discussions with students on how to create change and be an ally in their school. ACE's first Heritage Panel of the year was with John Carroll Catholic High School. Click here to read their school newspaper's article about the program.
In America, mental health is vital that all aspects of mental health systems be transparent of the diverse communities that they serve. Mental health businesses strive to become and remain cultural competent to our communities. A cultural system includes skillsets, attitudes, rules and policies to ensure that it is helpful in addressing the needs of people and their families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations. It's also important to include backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language.
The different worldly and cultural challenges to service in urban America displays the effectiveness of current models of this practice. Urban behavioral health needs remains the same due to lack of available staff, competent providers, social society, fear of lack of privacy, lack of financing and reimbursement issues due to lack of funding and insurance, lack of mental substance with physical health, no efforts of prevention, transportation difficulties, and low numbers in providers.
Below are a few resources to learn more about this matter.
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