The aim of this free public presentation is to provide adults and youth with the skills to handle conflicts creatively and constructively. This workshop includes strategies and techniques that focus on understanding youth and conflict, and the implementation of positive language in communication. The following topics, common in the literature on adult child relationships, will be explored: awareness and feelings; the nature, types, and causes of conflict; the language we use; methods for encouraging youth participation; and providing choices. I plan to integrate useful models for dealing with feelings and problem solving in situations of adults and youth managing conflict. My presentation will illustrate the importance of, and how to integrate, effective and peaceful communication techniques in every circumstance. Tom Hulbert, an experienced therapist working with youth will be joining my discussion to provide some expertise on the subject matter. This workshop is scheduled for Monday March 30, 2015 at the Harper Woods High School.
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