The goal of the PEACE POWER strategy is the construction of cultures of nonviolent power with youth and adults in youth-serving organizations, schools, and community settings. The strategy, deeply grounded in the science of behavior and integrating practices from Native American and other indigenous cultures, is designed to be extensively adaptable to local cultures, resources, and values. In this hands-on session, Dr. Mattaini will provide examples of PEACE POWER projects implemented with youth in several states, present a menu of PEACE POWER tools and activities, and work with participants to elaborate possible applications of the strategy in their own settings.
The importance of Recognition, Respect and Relaxation in developing Peace Power Strategies
What is involved in developing Shared Power
What is connection between empowerment & relationship building
What is the “Peace Power Wheel” and pledge
Learn how to develop positive relationships using affirmations, written notes, home
Recognition boards, awards, buttons, etc.
Peacemaking bridges between students, home and school
Mark A. Mattaini, DSW, ACSW
Mark A Mattaini, DSW, ACSW, is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. His writing, research, and current practice focus on youth violence prevention, practice theory, and applied analysis of cultural networks to support social justice. Dr. Mattaini has been coordinator of the PEACE POWER Working Group since 1994. The Peace Power projects emphasize the development of local strategies that are adapted to be consistent with local cultures and values within a matrix of shared power.