Making Peace Workshops
For Parents of teens in Lancaster County
Led by Advoz facilitators on second Saturdays, every other month,
8:30 AM-12:30 PM.
Making Peace is a hands-on skills workshop designed to help you work through conflict and communicate at your best, addressing:
- Learn what it is and where it comes from
- Understand your styles and choices
- Understand your feelings and how to express them well
- Learn to listen attentively
- Learn to communicate needs
- Overcom your blocks
- Learn to respect your differences
- Find common ground
- Reinforce skills with practice between parents and youth
At the end of this workshop, you will have more tools to better connect, listen and move forward in your family.
About Making Peace Workshops
Your youth will leave the workshop having gained tools to approach conflicts differently in the future and feel supported by our Advoz facilitators and their parents.
You as a parent will leave the workshop equipped with tools to support your youth better and feel supported in a space to share their story and hear from others.
Complete the relevant parts of the referral form linked below and submit it to Advoz.
Feel free to call the Advoz office at (717) 397-2404 for help.
Advoz requests a fee to cover costs of the training. $50.00 per family is the standard rate. Limited scholarships are available.
A Story from A Making Peace Workshop
“The other day a mother of one of the youth who recently attended the Making Peace class stopped by the Advoz office. She shared how helpful the Making Peace program was for her son who got into a fight at school after being bullied by several other students for a number of weeks. He was referred by a Youth Aid Panel. Unknown to us, two of the boys who had bullied him were also ordered by the District Judge to attend the same class. The instructors for the class said afterward that they felt that there was something amiss among the students, but there were no specific problems with any of these students during the class session. During the parents’ session led by a different instructor, the parents of these same students discovered this connection and the parents had the opportunity to apologize to each other for what their sons had done at school. But the clincher of the story happened after the class was over. The mother reported that out in the parking lot, the two students who had bullied her son came to him and apologized, which really meant a lot to him. And since her son is in a different school this year and the boys no longer see each other on a regular basis, they exchanged phone numbers so that they can stay in contact. A lot can happen when we bring people together to work on their peacemaking skills in a safe environment.”Ken Nissley Former Case Manager
Make peace today!
You can have a thriving relationship with your youth. Making Peace will help you begin to restore and bring hope for your future together!
“I feel the content of the program was excellently presented. This was extremely beneficial and eye-opening“
– Parent after a Making Peace Workshop, 2022
“I thought each part was valuable.”
– Youth after a Making Peace Workshop, 2022