Kids First has developed an integrated personalized comprehensive
conflict resolution programs that teaches elementary, middle school
and high school students to resolve differences peacefully. Using
effective communication skills; character building skills; diversity,
tolerance and acceptance skills; choice and consequence
relationships; self-esteem; and other life skills, students learn to see
other points of view and live peacefully in a multicultural environment.
Kids First uses the four basic approaches to conflict resolution. Our
curriculum is a process curriculum. It is designed to fully integrate
peace teaching skills at all levels of education. Additionally, it includes
components for teachers, parents, staff and the community.
Our primary focus is to help create peaceful learning environments.
Kids First uses a team approach that places a Conflict Resolution
Specialist on the campus, one to five days per week. Because we work
as a team, we are available to provide a larger support staff, if
Alternatives to Discipline - using one-on-one consultations and “It’
s All actions have caused them difficulties
Anger Management – a six-week course looking at the triggers for
anger and strategies for handling it; students are also encouraged to
seek “Trusted Adults” for help
Anti-bullying Training – students learn about the Anti-Bullying
Triangle; the affects of bullying on the bully, the victim and the
community that tolerates it
Character Building – students are challenged to learn the six pillars
of character, their importance and how to put them into practice
Field Trips – students explore locations and events that help with
their understanding of resolving conflict
N C.R.E.W. – In Conflict Resolution Everybody Wins is a lunch time
activity that focuses on special events involving conflict resolution
Peer Court – specially trained student serve as clerk, bailiff and
justices to adjudicate cases of their peers
Peer Mediation – specially trained students work in teams to
mediate conflict between their peers
Respite Support – one-on-one consultations with students who are
disrupting the learning process of their peers
Special Events – activities designed encourage peaceful campuses,
i.e. Mix It Up Day, No Name Calling Week, Random Acts of Kindness
Week, World Kindness Week.
The Gentlemen’s League – a lunch time organization where young
men learn better communication skills, teaching them to be
upstanding, productive citizens, and leaders in their communities
All of our training takes place in an interactive, high energy, often times
Basic conflict resolution skills include anger management,
effective communication, active listening, and look at conflict
management. Participants have the opportunity to interact using
Our anti-bullying strategies, "We Don't Tolerate Bullying At
Our School", uses a simple three-prong approach. We look at the
bully, victim and community that tolerates bullying. We explore
strategies that work in real life, not in theory. Participants leave with a
written anti-bullying strategy.
Styles of Conflict Management, "Fox, Owl, Ostrich, Sheep,
or Shark? What is Your Style of Handling Conflict?",
encourages participants to identify their style of handling conflict and
what that means to people of other styles. Participants leave with a
written strategy for managing conflict.
Developmental Assets - Search Institute (www.search-institute.
org) has identified forty developmental assets that help children
thrive. These assets are identified and participants are encouraged
to explore how they have a bearing on student behavior. Participants
leave with a written strategy for including asset building in their daily
interactions with children.
Our training services are personalized, so we structure the training to meet
your needs. Because of the state of our economy and our commitment, we
will make every effort to work with your budget.
Training for Parents
Anti-bullying - In an interactive, high energy, often times humorous
environment, "We Don't Tolerate Bullying At Our School
There is something parents can do", shows parents there is
something they can do. It uses a simple three-prong approach to
bullying. We look at the bully, victim and community that tolerates
bullying. We explore what works and doesn't work when dealing with
Contact us today to schedule your free "We Don't Tolerate Bullying At
Our School for Parents" workshop for your school.
(Available in certain geographic areas only)..
Developmental Assets for Parents - Search Institute (www.
search-institute.org) has identified forty developmental assets that
help children thrive. These assets are identified and participants are
encouraged to explore how they have a bearing on their child's
behavior and well being. Participants leave with a written strategy for
including asset building in their daily interactions with their children.
Kids First has provided services to:
Cochran Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District
Compton High School, Compton Unified School District
Dominguez High School, Compton Unified School District
Sherman Thomas Charter School Madera School District
Webster Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District