We’re excited to be presenting a one day workshop, along with Nancy Riestenberg with the Minnesota Department of Education, entitled, “Restorative Interventions and Practices for Schools” at the International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at George Mason University. This will be an amazing conference put on by one of the most experienced practitioners in the field, Jennifer Batton, co-chair of the Peace Education Working Group.

The main conference is two days long and there will be two days of pre-conference trainings and a two day seminar after the conference for colleges and universities developing peace and conflict studies programs.  For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.creducation.org/cre/global_cre/about_global_network/international_cre_summit_2014/ and check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/international.cre.conference14

The theme of this year’s conference is “Developing & Implementing Culturally Inclusive Conflict Resolution Education Policies & Practices in K-12 & H.E.”  The 2014 conference builds upon prior conferences in 2004 – 2013 in Ohio, which brought together government representatives from among the 50 states and around the globe and their non-governmental organization partners who have legislation or policies in conflict resolution education and related fields. The annual audience includes college/university educators and students, K-12 educators, prevention specialists, and state, local, national and international policy makers.

The field has come a long way over the years and this year’s conference should be a wonderful synthesis of intersecting fields and practices. Really, if you can go, do it. It promises to be a great event.

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