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1 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

2 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Background on OCDRCM Established by the legislature in 1989 Established by the legislature in 1989 The Commission provides dispute resolution and conflict management resources, training, and direct services to Ohio schools, communities, courts, and state and local government. The Commission provides dispute resolution and conflict management resources, training, and direct services to Ohio schools, communities, courts, and state and local government. The overall goal of the Commission is to assist Ohioans in resolving disputes in the most efficient way possible while reducing the chance of violence, building positive relationships and helping disputants reach win-win situations. The overall goal of the Commission is to assist Ohioans in resolving disputes in the most efficient way possible while reducing the chance of violence, building positive relationships and helping disputants reach win-win situations. The Commission has a staff of six and is governed by 12 volunteer commissioners. The Commission has a staff of six and is governed by 12 volunteer commissioners.

3 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Ties to Climate Guidelines Organizational Supports and Policies provide parameters of Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior (Principle 2) Organizational Supports and Policies provide parameters of Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior (Principle 2) High-Quality Staff Development and Administrative Support Leads to Effective Program Implementation (Principle 4) High-Quality Staff Development and Administrative Support Leads to Effective Program Implementation (Principle 4) Elimination, Buffering or Mitigating Real and Perceived Physical Safety and Security Allows students to Focus on learning and Teachers to focus on Instruction (Principle 5) Elimination, Buffering or Mitigating Real and Perceived Physical Safety and Security Allows students to Focus on learning and Teachers to focus on Instruction (Principle 5) Teaching Social and Emotional skills encourages class participation, positive interactions with Teachers, and Habits (Principle 6) Teaching Social and Emotional skills encourages class participation, positive interactions with Teachers, and Habits (Principle 6) Youth Empowerment and Engagement Increases connections to school and integrates culturally-specific solutions (Principle 8) Youth Empowerment and Engagement Increases connections to school and integrates culturally-specific solutions (Principle 8)

4 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 OCDRCM The Commission currently intersects and collaborates with the following agencies: The Commission currently intersects and collaborates with the following agencies: Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Ohio Resource Network (ORN) Ohio Resource Network (ORN) Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Ohio Department of Health (ODH) The Office of the Ohio Attorney General (AG) The Office of the Ohio Attorney General (AG)

5 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Collaborations Include… Developing the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Speakers Bureau Developing the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Speakers Bureau Developing School Resources and Programming Developing School Resources and Programming Facilitations and Presentations for Agencies Facilitations and Presentations for Agencies Training staff and youth in other agencies Training staff and youth in other agencies Resource distribution Resource distribution Serving on Committees Serving on Committees

6 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Highlights School Based Conflict Management Program School Based Conflict Management Program Juvenile Detention/Corrections Program Juvenile Detention/Corrections Program Trainings and Programming Trainings and Programming

7 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 School Based Conflict Management Program Existed from (ODE; OCDRCM) Existed from (ODE; OCDRCM) The ODE provided funding and financial accounting The ODE provided funding and financial accounting The Commission was responsible for the administration of the program- training school site teams, tracking school programs and assisting in school specific program design The Commission was responsible for the administration of the program- training school site teams, tracking school programs and assisting in school specific program design

8 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Program Structure Schools get a grant to support the implementation of a comprehensive program Schools get a grant to support the implementation of a comprehensive program 16 hours of follow up training conducted at the school 16 hours of follow up training conducted at the school Implement Action Plans that deliver 25 lessons from the Resource guides to every student in the school Implement Action Plans that deliver 25 lessons from the Resource guides to every student in the school

9 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 SCM Program Continued Before funding ended in 2003 the grant program reached approximately 800 schools throughout Ohio Before funding ended in 2003 the grant program reached approximately 800 schools throughout Ohio During the program the ODE and the Commission also collaborated on developing materials such as the School Conflict Management Resource Guide During the program the ODE and the Commission also collaborated on developing materials such as the School Conflict Management Resource Guide The resource guide is still used and distributed through trainings that the OCDRCM administers The resource guide is still used and distributed through trainings that the OCDRCM administers

10 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 SCM Update Vanderbilt University is conducting an evaluation of the Ohio Model for Comprehensive School Based Conflict Resolution. Funded by USDE. Vanderbilt University is conducting an evaluation of the Ohio Model for Comprehensive School Based Conflict Resolution. Funded by USDE. Currently in year 2 of evaluation of grant project for federal best practice model Currently in year 2 of evaluation of grant project for federal best practice model 50 schools are taking part in the evaluation 50 schools are taking part in the evaluation

11 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Example of Results One Middle School under the current program had the following data regarding office referrals included with their Interim report: One Middle School under the current program had the following data regarding office referrals included with their Interim report: Arguments 916 Harassment 163 Disrespect to Adults Physical contact 2919 Instigating 132

12 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Juvenile Detention (AG, OCDRCM) Evolved out of school based training Evolved out of school based training Adapted curriculum Adapted curriculum Pilot in Spring 2006 and 2nd training in Fall 2006 Pilot in Spring 2006 and 2nd training in Fall 2006 Attorney Generals Office helped to fund and develop format of training Attorney Generals Office helped to fund and develop format of training

13 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Juvenile Corrections Next steps: Next steps: Partnership has developed with Department of Youth Services to offer the training to all staff and incorporate it into youth training too Partnership has developed with Department of Youth Services to offer the training to all staff and incorporate it into youth training too

14 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Not for Profits and other partners… Interfaith Center for Peace; Center for Peace Education; ORN Affiliates Interfaith Center for Peace; Center for Peace Education; ORN Affiliates Trainings for educators etc. Trainings for educators etc. Coordination for programming Coordination for programming Cleveland State University/Temple (CRETE) Cleveland State University/Temple (CRETE) Pre-service teacher education Pre-service teacher education Conferences: ORN; ODH; ODADAS Conferences: ORN; ODH; ODADAS Funding Funding Planning committees Planning committees

15 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management 2007 Bullying Legislation (HB 276) Legislation (HB 276) Requires school districts to develop policies Requires school districts to develop policies Programming Programming ODE, ORN, AGs office ODE, ORN, AGs office Symposium: May 8 th Symposium: May 8 th

16 Copyright Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Need Resources? Have Questions? Sarah Wallis Director of Education Programs Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management


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