What is the PEACE PROJECT?

The PEACE PROJECT is an in-school suspension program for youth who are suspended for violent behaviors. The project provides training and services in conflict resolution, peer mediation, stress management and peace education. Training is also provided for school personnel and parents.

The PEACE PROJECT provides student with an alternative to suspension through mandatory participation in a nine (9) hour Peace Education Skills Training Program.

Location:

The project is conducted in an Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Operational Hours:

The program operates on-site five days per week, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM until 3:00PM.

Objectives:

  • To teach students positive social skills to reduce violence in their lives.
  • To equip students with coping skills that promote peace and wellness.
  • To reduce repeated suspensions of at-risk students due to interpersonal violence and violence-related conflicts.
  • To train educators how to incorporate violence prevention and intervention strategies in the classroom settings.
  • To teach parents coping skills and strategies to reduce violence and conflict in the home.

What PEACE PROJECT offers...

The PEACE PROJECT is a comprehensive interactive curriculum program which utilizes a curriculum that include lectures, video, exercises, group discussions and role playing.

The core curriculum consists of:
  • Violence Prevention Education
  • Impact of Violence
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Pro-Active Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Peace Education
  • Mediation Training
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Tai-Chi Exercises

Peer Mediation training is offered as an additional 15-hour course to selected students.

Follow-up:

Students receive a follow-up visit once returning to the classroom.

Training and Replication:

The PEACE PROJECT can be replicated in schools or other community settings.
There's a Peace Replication Manual which includes its curriculum.  (see catalog for purchase)
 
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
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