Social conflict may arise because of perceived differences in relation to values, needs, goals, interests, rights, positions, or wishes. Many social work roles require the use of conflict management methods, including negotiation, mediation, advocacy, group facilitation, family group conferencing, healing circles, and evaluation. Although social workers incorporate conflict resolution skills in virtually all contexts of practice, advanced conflict resolution theory, strategies, and skills have only been incorporated into the literature of relatively few contexts of practice, for instance, social advocacy, family and divorce mediation, and contracting with involuntary clients.
School Restorative Circle Conflict Last spring, two middle school students were suspended for fighting — a physical altercation that cost them the remainder of the school year.
Fast forward to the new school year; both students felt that the incident was hanging over their heads and were concerned about how this situation would affect the current school year.
Since neither had a chance to apologize to anyone affected by their behavior they needed a supportive solution. Solution A restorative circle was conducted enabling both boys to take responsibility for their actions, see clearly how their behavior affected others, and to actively play a role in a plan to move forward in the future to be successful.
The teens now have access to a healthy, productive method, within the school, for conflict resolution. Ten family members participated.
The DRC trained mediator established a calm, safe environment so the family issues could be discussed in a productive manner enabling closure for many of the outstanding issues.
Additionally, the siblings were able to establish guidelines for future communication so they could begin to heal these relationships. Community Section 8 Housing Conflict Two neighbors in a transitional housing community have been fighting over loud music, late night company and cigarette smoke.
Meanwhile, the housing management has made it clear that, if unresolved, each tenant will be removed, effectively making them homeless, again.
Solution The neighbors met face-to-face in mediation facilitated by the DRC. Through the model process, the issues were better defined allowing the neighbors to discuss their individual needs. Because they learned new information about each other, they were able to reach an agreement that satisfied both parties.
They learned how to be civil, considerate community members.In conflict, be fair and generous.
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