Thank you for your interest in attending a centralized Ramapo workshop, funded through the Department of Youth and Community Development. In order to register for this workshop, your program must receive funding through DYCD.
In this 3-part series, workshop participants will define and identify triggers in themselves and young people. They will learn a framework for understanding conflict as a cycle that begins with stressful incidents that trigger difficult feelings. Participants will then identify de-escalation strategies for preventing and responding to triggers and breaking the conflict cycle. In session #2, participants will explore conflicts as opportunities for young people and adults to learn from mistakes, reflect on experiences and repair relationships. Participants will learn to “pick battles” by identifying “big no’s” or unsafe behaviors that must be addressed in order to keep programs emotionally and physically safe. Ramapo’s tool for conflict resolution: W.O.W. (What’s Up/Own Up/ What Now) will be presented and practiced. In the concluding session, participants will focus on strategies for preventing conflicts by teaching and modeling tools for managing difficult emotions such as anger, frustration, and disappointment. Participants will learn to use calming techniques including meditation, relaxation exercises, movement breaks and sensory materials to help young people release, express and learn from emotions. Participants will also explore structures and routines, such as restorative circles, for allowing young people to express and make sense of difficult feelings.
This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $750.00 for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for canceling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.