Conflict Resolution Working Session – Mediation

As part of its ongoing Conflict Resolution Programme, the Centre hosts bi-monthly working sessions on issues related to prevention and management of conflicts.  We are preparing an exciting session on the topic of “Mediation” on Thursday, November 24th.  The session will start at 9.00 a.m. till 12.00 p.m. and will be followed by a brown-paper-bag lunch (i.e. bring your own lunch or order at the Centre) during which we can share experiences, opportunities, etc.

In this session on mediation, we want to dive a little bit deeper into what to do when conflict comes up.  How can we help two or more parties that are involved in a dispute to agree on a workable solution for their conflict?

The working sessions are open to all. Please do confirm your participation (call 822-1054) so as to ensure an adequate amount of copies of any resource material.

 

 

 

Dangerous Waters
Modern piracy and terror on the high seas
by John S. Burnett

While sailing alone one night in the shipping lanes across one of the busiest waterways in the world, John Burnett was attacked by pirates. Through sheer ingenuity and a little bit of luck, he survived, and his shocking firsthand experience became the inspiration for Dangerous Waters.

Today’s breed of pirates are not the colorful cutthroats painted by the history books. Unlike the romantic images from yesteryear of Captain Hook, Long John Silver, and Blackbeard, modern pirates can be local seamen looking for a quick score, highly trained guerrillas, rogue military units, or former seafarers recruited by sophisticated crime organizations.  Dangerous Waters is both a dauntless investigation and an epic, breathtaking modern tale of the sea.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

 

During our second annual PEACE Camp, students played a game called Ultimate. For many, it was a first. However, their emphatic reception of the sport led us to pursue Ultimate as the next step in bringing conflict resolution skills to Belize.

Ultimate is a fundamentally unique sport in that it is self-officiated. Instead of giving authority to a referee, players make decisions regarding rules, in/out of bounds calls, and fouls themselves. This presents an opportunity for students to experience and build conflict resolution skills in a positive, supervised environment. Furthermore, students must work as a team, communicate effectively, demonstrate integrity, and perform at a high level of physical fitness. For a quick introduction to the game,  check out this clip.

In addition to providing an opportunity for area youth, this can be an opportunity for adults as well! Despite contacting local high schools, we are still looking for interested, responsible adults to assist in facilitating and coaching Ultimate. No experience is necessary. For more information, contact the George Price Centre directly at 822-1054 or via e-mail at info@gpcbelize.com.


The Difference
By Judy Mann

In her book, The Difference, Judy Mann offers a new way of raising girls and boys so that they have strategies for dealing with each other that are grounded in mutual respect, not fear of humiliation. A point she makes is that we will never change the outcome for girls unless (or until) we change the way we raise boys.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

Hands are not for hitting
By Martine Agassi

It’s never too early to learn about the many good things hands can do.  Simple words and charming pictures invite even the youngest children to use their hands for fun and caring actions and to understand that hitting is not okay.  The booklet includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

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