Papers On
Our Model

Peace Works is now recognized by NREPP
Evidence Ratings
  • Decreases Disruptive Disorders & Behaviors
  • Decreases Internalizing Problems
  • Increases Social Competence
  • Increases Social Connectedness

PeaceWorks: Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids is recognized by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) as a selected program.

Research has shown increases in students positive social behavior and decreases in problem behavior.

  • White Paper: An Overview of Our Background, Core Concepts, Results, etc.
  • Adhering to Program Fidelity: FAQs on Research-Based Effectiveness of the PEF Model and Curricula
  • Jeff Pickens. "Socio-Emotional Training Promotes Positive Behavior in Preschoolers," Child Care in Practice (v15 n4 p261-278 Oct 2009).
  • Candace H. Lacey, Patrice R. LeBlanc, and Nancy L. Maldonado. "Affective Education through Best Practices and Conflict Resolution," Chapter 8 in Affective Teacher Education (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009).
  • Kenneth E. Powell, Lois Muir-McClain, and Lakshmi Halasyamani. A Review of Selected School-Based Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Projects. Journal of School Health, December 1995, Vol. 65, No. 10
  • Rosemary Barnett, Alison Adler, Janice Easton, and Keri P. Howard. An Evaluation of Peace Education Foundation's Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Program. School Business Affairs, July 2001
  • Marjorie K. Hanson. A Conflict Resolution/Student Mediation Program: Effects on Student Attitudes and Behaviors. ERS Spectrum Journal of School Research and Information, Fall 1994, Vol. 12, No. 4
  • Safe and Drug Free Schools Research Summary Chart

"Since we have adopted these rules my discipline problems have almost disappeared. And we are the most diversely populated building in several counties."
-Kathy P., Elementary Principal, Chillicothe, OH
"These skills are crucial and directly relate to academic success."
-Marianne O., Elementary teacher, Bakersfield, CA