‘Conflict Resolution for Kids!’ discussion slated

  • MAJIDAH LEBARRE

This month’s speaker for Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center’s May 16 “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series presentation is Majidah Lebarre, who will present “Conflict Resolution for Kids!”

The discussion is slated for noon-1 p.m. at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave., in Hilo.

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“If you interact or work with children, you can learn simple tools to help them express their feelings and resolve disputes,” said 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.

Lebarre earned her bachelor of arts degree in political science from Washington State University and her master of arts degree 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.

She is program coordinator at Ku‘ikahi, where she trains youth in peer mediation and conflict resolution. She also is a professionally trained mediator.

The “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” series is hosted the third Thursday of each month. Talks are free and open to the public.

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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.”

For more information, contact Lebarre at 935-7844, ext. 3, or majidah@hawaiimediation.org. You also can visit www.hawaiimediation.org.

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