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Resolving Conflict Creatively Program

About This Resource

The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program includes sequenced, skill-building, classroom lessons (all titled Connected and Respected) designed to foster the creation of caring, peaceable school learning communities for prekindergarten through eighth grade. Lessons emphasize building relationships, understanding feelings, developing empathy, managing emotions, and developing social responsibility.

The program offers 16 Connected and Respected lessons for each grade to be implemented in workshop format. This facilitative approach includes a gathering, review of agenda, main activities and discussion, summary, and closing activities. Each lesson also includes suggestions for extension activities, infusion ideas, and connections to literature. In addition to the classroom lessons, the program includes a peer mediation and family component that are central to program implementation.

A goal of the Resolving Conflict Creatively program is to address stereotyping and reduce racial/ethnic/gender put-downs in the classroom. A checklist is provided for each grade level to assist in addressing this. Initial training for the program typically lasts 24-30 hours and is required. The Resolving Conflict Creatively program offers a train-the-trainer system to support sustainability.

Learn More: 


Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Registry
Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Promising


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Support Tier: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Age Range: 

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Urban