Category Archives: Nonviolence and conflict resolution

2 questionnaires identifying conflict management style

In a recent point, I provided an overview of 5 styles of conflict management. In this post I discuss two questionnaires that can be used to identify people’s main style Continue reading

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What are the 5 styles of conflict management?

I find the five styles of conflict management a useful, easy-to-understand way of thinking about different approaches to ways of responding to conflict: These five styles, identified by Kenneth Thomas in 1971 [1] and since refined by him and his … Continue reading

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Postcards from Practice: Initial Learnings from the Name.Narrate.Navigate Program

We have just published a report, Postcards from practice: Initial learnings from Name.Narrate.Navigate. with initial learnings for work with young people and domestic violence. Continue reading

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7 tips for dealing with conflict while having to stay home

Seven tips that might help when responding to conflict during the COVID-19 crisis and being made to spend more time with our families or households. Continue reading

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Name.Narrate.Navigate: a program for young people who use violence in their families

Name.Narrate.Navigate (NNN) is a program exploring trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive responses to family and domestic violence by young people. NNN, works with young people who have committed family and domestic violence; are identified at risk of coming into contact with the justice system for same; or who live in family and community contexts with high rates of family and domestic violence. The program also works to upskill practitioners in a range of sectors to work with these young people in ways that address the spectrum of violence, abuse and trauma from victimisation through perpetration. Continue reading

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The Alternatives to Violence Project: Reflections on a strengths-based approach to nonviolent relationships and conflict resolution

This is the text of a peer-reviewed paper that Gener Lapina (from AVP and Family Support Newcastle) and I had published as part of the 2018 Family and Relationship Services Association conference. The citation with a link to the published … Continue reading

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Alternate pathways for young people who have perpetrated violence

I’m excited to have been invited to join this project developed by a colleague in social work, Tamara Blakemore. I’m looking forward to building on my experience with the Alternatives to Violence Project, exploring how we can address domestic and … Continue reading

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Conflict resolution and nonviolence workshops with young people

This paper was originally published in 1999, but is still quite relevant. SINCE 1994, the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and Help Increase the Peace (HIP) have conducted workshops in Newcastle on conflict resolution and nonviolence with adults and young … Continue reading

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Conflict and homeless youth

This is an article I wrote over 20 years ago in Youth Studies.  When writing about my response to the Four Corners program, Australia’s Shame, about the treatment of teenagers in detention in the Northern Territory, I had another look … Continue reading

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12 principles of a problem solving approach to conflict resolution

I’ve recently been involved with a couple of community groups experiencing conflict. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in an ongoing group that hasn’t had some conflict. A group without conflict is probably in danger of stagnation. … Continue reading

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