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New evaluation results point to strong impact of TCC’s youth classes

Date: November 16, 2015

The Conflict Center is thrilled to share our latest evaluation results of our Emotional Intelligence and Critical Decision Making (EICDM) classes for youth ages 11-18.

Pre and post test results of on-site EICDM classes show positive increase in all measures.  16 out of 18 questions on this survey showed statistically significant results.  The survey scored measured a positive improvement in all three domains of anger awareness, self-efficacy, and conflict management.  The strongest results were indicated with “I use conflict to improve relationships with others.”

Parents were asked to rank their youth in social emotional skills after taking the class.  Parents were asked to indicate whether their child had shown increases, no change, or decreases in specific behaviors or attitudes.  56% of parents indicate an increase in empathy, 79% of parents indicate an increase in social awareness, 78% of parents indicate an increase in self-management, 86% of parents indicate an increase in self-awareness, 76% of parents indicate an increase in responsible decision making, 69% of parents indicate an increase in relationships skills, and 58% of parents indicate an increase conflict management.

Colorado State University provided outside evaluation for EICDM classes based on a Bullying,
Fighting and Victimization Scale.  Youth who took EICDM were sorted into high and low risk groups based on their pretest scores.  Participants in the higher risk group reported significantly decreased negative behavior compared to the lower risk group, and this difference in improvement was statically significant. In other words, youth that reported more frequent negative behaviors at pretest were the ones that reported more significant decreases in those same behaviors over time.

 

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Shop at TCC’s 3rd Annual Holiday Market on Dec. 6

Date: November 3, 2015

2015 holiday market

 

3rd Annual Holiday Market

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 5:00

Place: The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon Street, Denver

 

Come shop from local vendors offering a wide variety of unique gift items to suit every budget and taste.  Items available will include jewelry, knit scarves, handmade tote bags, photography, homemade jams and pickles, clothing, metal art, and handmade cards.

20% of sales from this event will support

The Conflict Center’s violence prevention work!

For more information please call Ronnie Weiss at 303-865-5634

or email ronnie.weiss@conflictcenter.org

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More sad news from The Conflict Center

Date: October 6, 2015

It is with deep sadness that the staff and Board of Directors of The Conflict Center announce the passing of former Board member and long-time supporter McNeil “Mac” Fiske on Tuesday, September 29.  Mr. Fiske served as Board Treasurer for The Conflict Center from 1994 to 2003, and continued to share his fiscal expertise with The Conflict Center’s executive leadership and Finance Committee for many years after his board service ended.  Mr. Fiske was predeceased by his wife Tiena in 2012, and is survived by their three children – Neil, Lucy, and Julia – and many grandchildren.  We hope you will join us in keeping Mac’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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