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Conflict  Resolution Introduction and types of conflicts:

Review:  When dealing with a conflict between yourself and another person, it is a "me vs you" or external conflict.  Conflicts by definition are
nothing but problems and thus, can be solved.  Some are easier to solve than others of course.  In addition, some researchers say that up to 75% of
this type of conflict are actually caused by a me vs myself or internal conflict

Resolution strategies

3 main types of resolutions win/win, lose/lose and win/lose.  Along with that, each person has a different conflict management style as part of their

a person who looks for a win/win solution is often referred to as a wise owl...they want both people involved in a conflict to get what they want.  
Win/win solutions are the best type of solution but not easily obtained

a person who looks for a lose/lose is often referred to as a compromising fox...they look for a middle ground where both people give up something
but reach a "fair" settlement.  This is the most common type of solution

a person who looks to be on the winning side of a win/lose situation is often referred to as a forcing shark.  They tend to overpower their
opponents and try to always get their way.  This can be positive (flip a coin, rock paper scissors), and often is essential.  Other times, it causes
fights.  Most wars are caused simply because  people with forcing shark personalities are involved.  

a person who easily accepts being on the losing side of the win/lose situation are often referred to as smoothing teddy bears.  They give in easily
because they don't want to be in the conflict to begin with.  These people tend to not be very good at peer pressure situations and tend to not have
their needs met.

In addition to the above solution types, avoidance is also a possibility.  Sometimes, avoiding a problem or problem area is a good idea to
minimize conflicts.  Other times, it puts off a situation and never allows it to be solved.  A person who avoids conflicts often is most often referred
to as a with drawling turtle


Definition: to give AND receive information.

There are 5 main types of person to person communication: Words, Facial Expressions, Gestures, Posture, Other Body Language
Some places will only list 4 types. Notice that of the 5 types listed here, 4 of them are done without words!!!!!!
4/5 or 80% of communication is without words.  

In addition, many of us hear but don't listen.  It's important to ask questions, paraphrase make eye contact (when culturally possible), and stay
focused when someone is talking to you.  Clear communication is important to avoid conflict including with your peers and adults in authority
positions.  Clear communication can also help with avoiding potentially harmful situations such as saying No to drugs, sex or taking part in illegal

Violence and Violence Prevention

Doing harm to one's self, someone else or something else usually on purpose ---4 main types: Physical (non-sexual), Verbal, Emotional, Sexual

physical violence is any act that hurts someone's body or an object
verbal violence are words that hurt a person's feelings or a threat of physical violence
emotional violence is deep scarring causing a change in a person's personality due to a violent act
sexual violence can be any of the above 3 things but of a sexual nature  

See   supplemental activities for more information
Conflict Resolution is an essential part of a person's wellness.  
This page of the Conflict Resolution Unit focuses on Social Conflict Resolution.  
That is, Conflict Resolution that involves another person or group of people

Below, are downloads, supplemental online activities/websites AND text based
notes to further comprehend this topic
Violence and Violence Prevention

Visit any of these sites and do the activities on them and/or
write a report about the sites and use them for extra credit
or substitute classwork

VIOLENCE powerpoint= Mr. Corabi
(parts from Glencoe Health)

Understanding Violence MP3 = Glencoe Health

Notes from Bullying in Schools Book by Paul Langan
word doc. = Mr. Corabi  

"Anger" poem = Steven Coleman (to use with DTAG

"One Day" Story about Kyle = Email sent to Mr. Corabi

ARTICLE:  Bullying causes mental disorders

WEBSITES and Web Based activities
to promote Comprehension, Enrichment and Remediation

Visit any of these sites and do the activities on them and/or write
a report about the sites and use them for extra credit or substitute

National Liberty Museum

Conflict Resolution overview

"ON" Stopping the violence tips = "On"
password= peace

Possible Conflict Resolution Methods

Conflict Management overview

Resolving conflicts
comprehensive online activities

Teacher resources or Self teaching lesson plans

Teaching tolerance

Peacemaker ministries (Christian)

Carter center world peace program



Effective communictaion MP3 = Glencoe Health
Use this page to supplement Health class......Click HPE logos to return to main page
Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush
Health Education online supplement
Mr. Corabi
Personal and Social Conflict Resolution
Social Conflict Resolution =  
general overview, Communication, Violence
Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying tips and overview

WEBSITES and Web Based activities
to promote Comprehension, Enrichment and

NOTE:  all of the links below, unless otherwise
notes, have articles, tips and multiple other
activities to promote the comprehension of cyber

RUSH ARTS "stop the hate" project wiki= Rush

Article:  I-phone's "ugly meter"

Article: Cyber bullying= take back your power

Article = The Internet's dark heart

Cyberbullying overview = Stopbullying.gov

Wiki-Pedia entry
= Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying portal = PA office of attorney general

School District of Philadelphia bullying policy
including cyber bullying

STOP Cyberbullying.com

Stop bullying now

Cut Cyberbullying .com

Overcome Cyberbullying

Cyber bullying resource center
(very comprehensive with current articles!!!!)

Cyber Bullying tips = National Crime Prevention

Free Conflict Resolution Lesson Plan ideas for Elementary School =

WEBSITES to teach young children:

GAMES/Helpful tips: Kids against bullying = Pacer Center

Out on a Limb: Guide to getting along = University of Illinois Extension