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Conflict and Violence-Prevention Materials

These are materials that we have found to be very useful when working with children on the issues of conflict and violence. A number of these materials have been recommended to us by our volunteers who have used them in the field and by our friends and colleagues who are teachers, storytellers, writers, and psychologists.


Waging Peace in Our Schools
Linda Lantieri and Janet Patti, Beacon Press: Boston, 1996.

Kids Working It Out: Stories and Strategies for Making Peace in Our Schools
Editors: Tricia S. Jones and Randy Compton, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 2003.

The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander
Barbara Coloroso, HarperCollins Publishers: New York, 2003.

Please Stop Laughing At Me
Jodee Blanco, Adams Media Corporation: Avon, Massachusetts, 2003.

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City
Elijah Anderson, W.W Norton & Company: New York, 1999.

The Bully-Free Classroom
Allan L. Beane, Free Spirit Publishing Inc.: Minneapolis, 1999.

How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies
Kate Cohen-Posey, Rainbow Books, Inc.: Highland City, 1995.

Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me? A Guide to Handling Bullies
Terrence Webster Doyle, Atrium Society Publications: Middlebury, 1991.

Being a Friend . . . Having a Friend: Powerful Ways to Prevent Bullying
Chicago Department of Health, 2002.

Curriculum and Activity Books:

Peacemakers: A Violence Prevention Program
Jeremy P. Shapiro, National Educational Service: Bloomington, Indiana, 2003.

Conflict Resolution: An Elementary School Curriculum
Gail Sadalla, Meg Holmberg, and Jim Halligan, The Community Board Program, Inc: San Francisco, 1990.

Resolving Conflict: Activities for Grades K–3
National Resource Center for Youth Mediation, New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution, 1995.

Lessons in Conflict Resolution: Activities for Grades 4–6
National Resource Center for Youth Mediation, New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution, 1995.

Learning to Abolish War: Teaching Toward a Culture of Peace
Betty A. Reardon and Alicia Cabezudo, Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education: New York, 2002.

Ready –to-Use Conflict –Resolution Activities for Elementary Students
Beth Teolis, The Center for Applied Research in Education: New York, 1998.

Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills for Elementary Students
Editors: Ruth Weltmann Begun and Frank J. Huml, The Society for Prevention of Violence: Cleveland, Ohio, 1999.

104 Activities that Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger-Management, Self-Discovery and Coping Skills
Alanna Jones, Rec Room Publishing: Richland, 1998.

Choosing Nonviolence: The Rainbow House Handbook to a Violence-Free Future for Young Children
Anne Parry, Melissa Walker, and Chris Heim, Rainbow House/Acro Iris: Chicago, 1990.

Fighting Fair: Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. for Kids
Fran Schmidt and Alice Friedman, Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation: Miami Beach, 1990.

Creative Conflict Solving for Kids (Grades 3–4)
Fran Schmidt and Alice Friedman, Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation: Miami, 1991.

Teaching Conflict Resolution Through Children’s Literature
William J. Kreidler, Scholastic Professional Books: New York, 1994.

Elementary Perspectives 1: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict
William J. Kreidler, Educators for Social Responsibility: Cambridge, 1990.

Conflict Resolution: Activities that Work
Kathleen M. Hollenbeck, Scholastic Professional Books: New York, 2001.