FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elissa Zylbershlag at 732-937-7523; firstname.lastname@example.org
Open 2016-2017 Dates for Free Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation and Character Education Training
Conflict resolution, peer mediation and character education programs in New Jersey schools attract increased attention everyday, as concerns about violence escalate. Committed to the promotion of violence prevention, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation offers FREE one-day training sessions for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals on the topics of conflict resolution, peer mediation and character education.
Registration is once again accepted for the Foundation's Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation and Character Education trainings. Open sessions are listed below.
All trainings are held 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick, NJ. Free breakfast and lunch are provided.
Elementary (grades K-5) Conflict Resolution training for educators is scheduled for:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 —Registration is now closed
Middle/High School (grades 6-12) Conflict Resolution training for educators is scheduled for:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 —Registration is now closed
NOTE: Registrants should have an understanding of conflict resolution in order to attend a Peer Mediation training program.
Elementary (grades 3-5) Peer Mediation training for educators is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 2, 2017—Registration is now closed
Middle/High School (grades 6-12) Peer Mediation training for educators is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 9, 2017—Registration is now closed
General information: All trainings are focused at the elementary and middle/high school levels, as applicable. The one-day conflict resolution training sessions focus exclusively on conflict resolution techniques and how to utilize the curriculum guides provided by the Bar Foundation. The peer mediation trainings discuss, among other things, how to implement and sustain a program in your school and how mediation has been proven to reduce incidents of school violence. Professional development credit is granted as specified below (Provider Number 1418).
Teachers who attend the entire Conflict Resolution or entire Peer Mediation training will receive 5.5 professional development hours.
Elementary (grades K-5) Character Education training for educators is scheduled for:
Thursday, April 6, 2017—Registration is now closed
Middle/High School (grades 6-12) Character Education training for educators is scheduled for:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Bar Foundation’s Character Education Training (formerly called Advanced Conflict Resolution), debuted in 2004. The character education training sessions build on the principles learned in the Foundation's original conflict resolution training sessions and allow participants to become familiar with the advanced, Volume II edition of the Bar Foundation’s conflict resolution guides, which focus on character education. These guides feature lessons on, among other things, self-esteem, stereotypes, gender equality and honoring each other. Attendees of these training sessions should have a basic understanding of conflict resolution.
Teachers who attend the entire Character Education training will receive 5.5 professional development hours.
Registration Process for All Trainings
Space is limited. To request a registration form, call 732-937-7528. Please leave your name, email address (preferable) or fax number and specify for which training you are requesting a registration form.
Confirmation letters will be sent to successful registrants in all trainings.
All one-day training sessions are free of charge. NEW: We currently do not require a deposit to hold the reservation; however, we do require 72 hours' notice for cancellations. Please advise the Bar Foundation if you are not able to attend as soon as possible. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have questions about any of the trainings, call 732-937-7523 or email email@example.com.
Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through free educational programs and believes that “informed citizens are better citizens.” Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars; provides training for educators in conflict resolution, peer mediation and anti-bullying; publishes newsletters for students containing timely articles about social justice issues; operates a speakers bureau; and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. Please follow the Bar Foundation on Social Media and invite your friends to like and follow us as well. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Foundation also has a YouTube channel.