Tariq Khamisa Foundation
The Sweetwater Union High School District has partnered with the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) to educate and motivate students in the understanding of restorative practices. TKF programs center around community service and mentoring. Their approach is designed to reduce negative behaviors such as violence, delinquency, school truancy and gang involvement. The collaboration and partnership will encourage students to make healthier decisions, seek positive problem solving, allow open communication and learn restorative practices that impact their overall success in the classroom and their role as a contributing member of the community.
The department of Equity, Culture and Support Services has partnered with the National Conflict Resolution Center to bring a variety of effective training programs in the areas of communication and conflict resolution.
Through this interactive course, district administrators are trained to exercise specific communication skills when faced with conflict situations and a four-stage process to follow. Techniques are also taught in how to manage conflict between others and the use of a collaborative approach when necessary.
Art of Communication
This professional development opportunity will be offered throughout the year to enhance skills when responding to conflict and other strategies to help put those skills in practice. It aims to create awareness among staff and an understanding of how we react and respond to others when we are in a conflict situation. The goal is to approach conflict with effective communication skills and de-escalate anger and better manage conflict.