Conflict Wise

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic and/or intimate partner violence. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture, and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats, and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs on someone’s online activity, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.

Conflict Wise helps individuals recognize the impact of their abusive behaviors on themselves and others. It also identifies high-risk drinking, drug use, criminal activities, and other risky behaviors that may contribute to their abusive behaviors. Becoming aware of their damaging behavior can be an important initial step in making a change. Conflict Wise develops an action plan using their preferred anger and stress management skills. They will learn conflict resolution strategies and other life skills to diffuse anger triggers and to better manage their behavior.

Conflict Wise Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify their behavior type, thought process, and thinking style
  • Explore how personal identity, values and core beliefs affect how they interact with others
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy responses to conflict
  • Identify types of harassment such as bullying, sexting, cyber harassment, stalking and assault
  • Discuss how anger affects mental and physical health
  • Recognize how alcohol and drug use can escalate abuse
  • Develop action steps if they find themselves in an abusive relationship
  • Understand the value of being assertive when interacting with others
  • Assess their online behavior and its potential impact
  • Choose their own strategies to best manage stressful situations and anger triggers
  • Recognize the risks and consequences of their actions
  • Choose conflict resolution strategies that work best for them
  • Recognize, interrupt, and replace anger with an appropriate anger management tool
  • Build empathy and communication skills
  • Dispel myths surrounding domestic and intimate partner violence
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