A Manual on Nonviolence and Children

Judson, Stephanie; Paul, Paula J.
Publisher:  New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, USA
Year Published:  1984   First Published:  1977
Pages:  146pp   Price:  $16.99   ISBN:  0-86571-035-X
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX4280

The authors felt that an important way of building a peaceful world would be to develop a program for young children. It would help children and their caregivers develop non-violent attitudes and skills.

Abstract:  A Manual of Nonviolence & Children is an outgrowth of the work of the Nonviolence & Children Program, begun in 1969 in Philadelphia by members of the Friends of Peace Committee. They felt that an important way of building a peaceful world would be to develop a program for young children. It would help children and their caregivers develop non-violent attitudes and skills. In 1974 the Nonviolence and Children Collective was formed.
The Manual is divided into several sections: the Collective chose "Empowerment in an Age of Anxiety" as its theme in 1984, defining "empowerment" as the process of becoming hopeful and in charge of one's own life, which leads, in turn, to participation in social change. The authors feel that empowerment is a logical outgrowth of the work described in the manual. The steps to empowerment for the Manual's sections: feel good about ourselves; learn to empathize with others; find a supportive community; build confidence through solving our own problems, and make beauty and joy a part of our lives. The manual is divided into two main divisions: About Nonviolence and children, and For the Fun of it!, selected cooperative games for children and adults.


Table of Contents

Part I -About Nonviolence and Children
Introduction
Affirmation
Sharing
Conflict Resolution
Competition and Community
Work in Lansdowne Friends School
Work in the Children's School
Creating an Environment
Magic Meetings
Meeting Facilitation
Staffings
Parent Support Groups
Books for Youg People
Conclusion

Part II -For the Fun of it! Selected Cooperative Games for Children and Adults
Foreword -Beyond Competition: A Search for Excellence
"About Five Years Ago…" (Introduction)
Some Thoughts About Games and Their Uses
Games and Activities
Name Games
Opening-up Activities
Physical Contact Games
Cooperative Games
Values Clarification Activities
Attention-out Activities
Inventing One's Own Games
Changing Traditional Competitive Games
Activities for Preschoolers
Cooperative Games Adapted for Preschoolers
Index

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