HIP Training for Trainers

Free Polazzo friendlysystems at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 28 13:41:04 JEST 1999

Hello SAYMA Friends,

Here is an announcement of a wonderful workshop being offered by (equally
wonderful)  Peter May of our AFSC SERO office.

This is a great way to get involved with our communities youth at a time
when many schools are looking for a process to deal with
the violence that exists in their schools.


Free Polazzo
Anneewakee Creek Friends Worship Group

>From: Peter May <pmay at afsc.org>
>Subject: HIP Training for Trainers
>Dear Friends,
>The recent shootings in Littleton and Conyers have plagued schools across
>the nation with fears of increasing violence. Prevention often seems
>overwhelming. Blame has named causes ranging from violent video games to
>parental neglect, poor gun control to careless school administrators. And
>many students have talked of feelings of isolation and alienation and fears
>of bullying cliques.
>Certainly these and many other causes are true, and each must be addressed
>to start to change the complicated culture of violence presented to our
>Help Increase the Peace (HIP) is a conflict transformation, community
>building program which offers positive leadership skills to youth in middle
>and high school. HIP is a nationally recognized program, active in 18
>states and two foreign countries. Since HIP began in Georgia last year, it
>has built relationships with several schools and community organizations.
>An exciting year of workshops, forums and service projects are presently
>being planned for the coming school year.
>Help Increase the Peace will offer its second Training for Trainers
>workshop for adults and motivated youth on July 16, 17 and 18. This will be
>an introduction to the basic activities of a HIP workshop, and a chance to
>begin training as a HIP facilitator. Participants learn skills in conflict
>resolution, communication, prejudice awareness and reduction, positive
>leadership and community building. HIP workshop activities include guided
>discussions, brainstorms, cooperation games, and creative collaborative
>Please consider attending, or pass the word on to your friends. Space is
>limited to 16 people, so respond quickly! I look forward to hearing from you.
>In Peace,
>Peter May
>Help Increase the Peace, Coordinator
>404-586-0460 x17
>Pmay at afsc.org
>Workshop Schedule:
>Friday, July 16: 6:00-9:00PM
>Saturday, July 17: 10:00-5:00
>Sunday, July 18: 10:00-5:00
>at AFSC
>92 Piedmont Avenue
>Atlanta, 30303

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