Brown Bag Lunch Series: Conflict Resolution for Kids

May 5, 2019, 2:30 PM HST (Updated April 30, 2019, 2:52 PM)
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The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk on Thursday, May 16, 2019, as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Majidah Lebarre. Courtesy photo.

This month’s speaker is Majidah Lebarre on the topic “Conflict Resolution for Kids!”

“If you interact or work with children, you can learn simple tools to help them express their feelings and resolve disputes,” says Lebarre. “We’ll focus on concepts and socio-emotional components of conflict prevention and resolution for kids.”

In this interactive talk, understand what conflict is and develop specific problem-solving skills such as perspective taking, empathy, and “I” statements for children and adults.

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Lebarre earned her B.A. in Political Science from Washington State University and M.A. in International Relations from the University of Sussex in England. She has assisted The National Democratic Institute of Nepal, Mercy Corps, and American Red Cross in their missions. Lebarre is the Program Coordinator at Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, where she trains youth in peer mediation and conflict resolution. She is also a professionally trained mediator.

Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”

Talks are Third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo.

For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator Lebarre at (808) 935-7844 x 3 or [email protected], or go online. This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.

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