INTERACTIONS for PEACE
Conflict resolution and peer mediation program, those who have the problem are empowered to solve the problem.
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An Organizational Guide to building Positive and Peaceful School and Community Environments
Author: Eden Steele
Peace Patrol® is part of a systemic approach that empowers all to create positive communities. It is used by everyone - from 4th graders to adults, every day, and in many locations around the world. Through Peace Patrol, we learn skills that allow us to guide others in peaceful conflict transformation.
This organizational guide can be used on its own, or as part of professional learning through The Core Collaborative. > Find out more
What Others are Saying
All eleven San Marcos Unified School District Elementary Schools have extensive Peace Patrol® programs. The suspension rate for violent offenses committed has decreased by over 50% since the I4Peace program began. The Data confirms that the Peace Patrol® program has contributed to campus safety, improved attendance and to students having a greater feeling of connectedness to their school.
– Bob Harmon, Director of Student Services, San Marcos Unified School District, CA
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Professional Learning to establish a foundation for self-esteem, cooperation, peaceful communication, and conflict resolution
Interactions for Peace and The Core Collaborative Learning Network are partnering globally to educate lifelong, peaceful, problem solvers. The aim of Interactions for Peace is to develop and leverage meaningful relationships to empower learners to cooperate and solve conflict in positive ways. Visit TheCoreCollaborative.com to learn more.
Eden Steele, MS, EdS, founder and executive director emeritus of Interactions for Peace, authored and created Peace Patrol® in 1989. In 2001, Interactions for Peace (I4Peace) became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Today, a wide variety of curriculum and activities form a systemic approach, fulfilling our mission to educate lifelong, peaceful problem solvers and peacemakers. consultant with the Core Collaborative and is a co-developer of the IncludED content which focuses on issues of educational equity. Cobb holds almost 20 years of experience in the field of education spanning the P-20 continuum holding roles as a teacher, school leader, district curriculum leader and a statewide policy implementer.
Nancy Eden Rogers Steele spent most of her childhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her lifelong education, forming her strong beliefs, were formed while living on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus where her father served as president during the 1960s. She received her BA degree from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. She studied at the University of Graz, Austria, and received her MS degree from the University of Nebraska. Her EdS degree was earned at Point Loma University in San Diego, California.
Eden is an educator! She began her journey in Lincoln, Nebraska, as an elementary school teacher. Soon after, she participated in the development of the Head Start Program as a teacher trainer. While living in Nantucket, Massachusetts, she taught in the elementary school and was then asked to be an assistant to the superintendent and the middle school coordinator. While living in Puerto Rico, Eden was a substitute teacher for the Department of Defense schools, a private-school kindergarten teacher, and taught psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. Moving to her current residence in Chula Vista, California, has provided continuing experiences: teaching, being a mentor teacher, San Diego State University Master Teacher, a vice principal and principal in the Chula Vista Elementary School District, and the Western Region Academy director for the then newly formed AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps.
Eden has partnered with thousands of students, parents, educators, and community leaders around the world to learn pathways to peace using the tools to build, maintain, and sustain “interactions for peace.” She continues to develop a variety of projects to meet the needs of today’s challenges and opportunities. Her latest endeavor is working with Dr. Amilcar Exume to refine a curriculum of Scientific Self-Discovery Smart Brain Wise Heart™, which teaches children to master the self-regulation of thought, emotion, and body states of mind.