Are you wanting more skills at your work to manage conflicts? Are you a teacher or social worker and want to be more creative with the kids to work together? Are you a student wanting more experience and education? Are you a professor that wants to teach beyond simply lecturing? Are you a graduate student looking for a job in this very difficult market? Are you a social justice activist wanting to learn more ways to promote peace? Are you a pastor wanting to build closer your church? This training will help with all of these questions and types of people.
WHAT: Training for Facilitators 60 hour HIPP Workshop
JUNE 20 to 24, 2011 7AM to 3PM Save the Kids provides for FREE the internationally known and United Nations respected and recognized workshop – Help Increase the Peace Project (HIPP).
WHERE: Hillbrook Youth Detention Facility, 4949 Valasko Road, Syracuse, NY
Food is not provided. You must be 18 years old and with no criminal record. We are looking for professional, dedicated, people wanting to work with youth to take this training. THERE ARE ONLY 12 openings.
RSVP by June 10: Anthony Nocella – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress relaxed but nothing to tight, no candy or gum, no jewelry, sneakers, no v-cuts, we want to have fun, but positive promoting peace, inclusion, social justice and the respect of all.
- The Help Increase the Peace Project (HIPP) was developed by the Noble-Prize winning American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) staff in Syracuse, New York, in 1991 as a youth-oriented workshop to address the epidemic of violence in schools. HIPP is based on the conviction that nonviolence and participation in our communities can better each of us and our world. HIPP is conducted worldwide in more than twelve countries and twenty-eight US states. HIPP is not therapy, but a therapeutic, experiential, engaging, collaborative, peace oriented group-building workshop promoting nonviolence life skills, literacy, and social justice.
- HIPP workshops focus on three themes: options to violence; dealing with racism, prejudices and discrimination, gender and sexuality, bullying, and marginalization and respecting differences; and the belief that we can each participate in our communities to bring about positive social change.
- HIPP has proven to be effective in helping youths reduce violence and increase safety for themselves and those around them. This Basic Workshop will provide the tools for more effective interactions as well as preparing participants to become facilitators if they go on to further workshop.
- HIPP workshops are conducted in community centers, jails, colleges, high schools, middle schools, youth detention centers, homeless shelters, businesses, and religious centers.