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Conflict resolution class helps children manage anger
Low: 40WHETHER IT'S TOUGH ATSCHOOL OR ROUGH ATHOME....BEING A KID CAN FEELMORE LIKE BEINGADULT.BUT A SPECIAL PLACE INKANSAS CITY HOPES TOGIVE KIDS AN OUTLET FORTHOSE STRESSORS.IN A SAFE K-C REPORT, 41ACTION NEWS WATCHEDMEDIATORS TEACHSTUDENTS HOW TCHANNEL THEIR ANGER,INSIDE THE RING.Damone Cox, Conflict ResolutioMediat"I can connect to thembecause I was themKANSAS CITY'S CENTERFOR CONFLICTRESOLUTION HOPES TOTAKE SOME OF THE ANGERAND STRESS KIDS TODAYARE STRUGGLING WITH.AND HELP THEM RELEASEIT IN A HEALTHY WAY.Damone Cox, Conflict ResolutionMediator"We went over a lot of thethings that these young peopleare going through and I wouldask questions as who lives inan area where they heargunshots outside their windowevery night?
Almost everyonewould raise their hand inalmost every class..."THAT ALONE - CONFLICTRESOLUTION MEDIATORDAMONE COX SAYS - ISWHY THESE WEEKWORKSHOPS AT THEGREGG KLICE COMUNITYCENTER ARE ESSENTIAL.Karina Lopez, Seventh Grade"He told us not to take out ouranger because it would be likewe're street fighting notboxing."Damone Cox, Conflict ResolutionMediator"They go through things andso a lot of these kids comefrom homes thaare not twoparent homes that are nothomes where they feel safeand that causes a lot of angerand they don't know how toprocess it."THE TIPS COX GIVES THEMARE MORE THAN BOXINGTIPS... THEY'RE LIFE TIPS.Karina Lopez, Seventh Grade"You're like trying to find moreresolutions than starting thproblem."Damone Cox, Conflict ResolutionMediator"I won't let them in the ringunless they have their angerunder control that is one of themain things we work on."AT THE CENTER FORCONFLICT RESOLUTIONTHEY CALL IT RETHINKANGEDamone Cox, Conflict ResolutionMediat"A lot of these kids were kidsthat would get into a lot offights at the beginning of tschool year and since we'vebeen running this program Ihaven't heard of as many oof school suspensionsbecause that's part of it.
Youcan't get in the ring if you'vebeen getting in trouble inschoolElijah Watkins, Seventh Grade"It helps me not to go arounjust being mad at anybody andbeing mad at every