Safe Schools Organizations

These organizations offer a wealth of information on strategies for enhancing peaceful co-operation within schools and other social institutions.  The advice can often be adapted to more intimate home settings.


Mindfulness & Stress Reduction 

This short list provides a brief introduction to this rapidly growing field of research. 


Recommended Books On Conflict Resolution

Watch for YOGA OF DIVORCE, a self-help memoir by Mike MacConnell, due in autumn 2015 from Friesen Press, and available as an e-book on Amazon.  It will also be available as an e-book or in book form on this website and in hard copy in selected book stores.

Boyes-Watson, Carolyn and Kay Pranis, Circle Forward; Building A Restorative School Community, St. Paul, Minnesota, Living Justice Press, 2015

Brownstone, Justice Harvey, Tug Of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, Toronto, ECW Press, 2009

Bush, Robert A. Baruch and Joseph P. Folger, The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict, Revised Ed., San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2005

Fisher, Roger and Daniel Shapiro, Beyond Reason: Using Emotions As You Negotiate, New York, Penguin, 2005

Fisher, Roger and William Ury, Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, New York, Penguin Group, 1981 

Furlong, Gary, The Conflict Resolution Toolbox: Models & Maps for Analyzing, Diagnosing and Resolving Conflict, Mississauga, ON, John Wiley & Sons, 2005

Macbeth, Fiona. and Nic Fine, Playing With Fire; Creative Conflict Resolution for Young Adults, Gabriola Island, B.C., New Society Publishers, 1995

Muldoon, Brian, The Heart Of Conflict, New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996

Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most, New York, Penguin Group, 1999

Ury, William, Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way From Confrontation To Cooperation, New York, Bantam Books, 1991

van Gurp, Hetty, Peer Mediation; The Complete Guide To Resolving Conflict In Our Schools, Winnipeg, Portage and Main Press, 2002 

Winslade, John and Gerald Monk, Narrative Mediation: A New Approach To Conflict Resolution, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2000