Bridges to Safety

grades 4-8

The Bridges to Safety training enriches the Conflict Manager on the Playground program so that trained students are prepared to do the character education lessons in Bridges to Safety with younger students in the school. One hour of the six hours of training is spent helping the on-site coordinator devise an implementation plan for Bridges to Safety.

Sample Lesson

With Bridges to Safety, parents and teachers work with teens who deliver monthly character and conflict resolution lessons. The themes are reinforced with parent letters and by the elementary school teacher:

1. Respect
2. Honesty
3. Forgiveness
4. Patience
5. Fairness
6. Friendship
7. Responsibility
8. Courage

EASY Conflict Resolution Process:

E: Engage Find a safe and quite place to talk. Agree to be confidential, respectful, honest and willing to solve the problem.
A: Ask Ask each other what happened. Listen to the other person and hear what s/he is feeling and thinking. Try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
S: Solve Identify possible solutions. Be specific. Decide on a solution that will work best for both of you.
Y: Yes! Agree on the best solution. Make a plan and begin. Thank each other for working on the problem.

Purchase the Guide

Bridges to Safety Guide
Bridges to Safety Guide
by Maureen Campbell and Sharon Yoerg with a Foreward by Coach Bill Walsh
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