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"Peace Flower"

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Summary

A strategy for youth to problem-solve by themselves Participants use a flower to mediate between peers.

Instructional Strategies

1. Help children learn to problem-solve for themselves by having a designated peace flower. 2. Instruct two children to pass a flower back and forth. 3. The first child begins by saying, "I felt ________when this happened." 4. The child then passes the flower and the other child repeats back what they heard. "It sounds like you felt ________when I did _________." 5. Then an apology ensues or the conversation continues briefly to clear up miscommunications. 6. Then one child enters the resolution process by saying, "Next time, let's ____________ "and ideally the other child says, "Great idea!" 7. They both hold the flower and say "sorry" or "peace be with you", etc. 8. Keep the peace flower in a prominent location.

Participant Tasks

1. Pass a flower back and forth between yourself and another child. 2. You begin by saying, "I felt ________when this happened." 3. Then, pass the flower to your friend who repeats back what they heard. "It sounds like you felt ________when I did _________." 4. Then an apology ensues or the conversation continues briefly to clear up miscommunications. 5. Then say, "Next time, let's ____________" and ideally your friend says, "Great idea!" 6. Both of you hold the flower and say "sorry" or "peace be with you".

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