Making Peace Workshops

Learning to do conflict better

A one-time workshop for youth and parents to learn and practice their conflict management and communication skills.
Led by Advoz facilitators in downtown Lancaster the second Saturday of every other month from 8:30 AM through 12:30 pm. Please contact us for information about upcoming classes.

Conflict is natural, but when handled poorly, our health, families, friends, work and school performance, and our prospects for the future, all suffer.

What’s your conflict style? How can you access all your options to “do conflict” constructively? This program is a 4-hour intensive interactive workshop focused on dealing with conflict better and improving communication skills.

Making Peace is a skill development workshop designed to help us work through conflict and communicate at our best, addressing:


  • What it is, and where it comes from
  • Understanding our styles and choices


  • Understanding our feelings and expressing them well
  • Learning to listen attentively
  • Communicating needs
  • Overcoming blocks

Building Relationships

  • Respecting differences
  • Finding common ground
  • Reinforcing it with practice between parents and youth

We hope youth leave the workshop having gained tools to help them approach conflicts differently in the future and feeling supported by our Advoz facilitators and their parents.

We hope parents leave the workshop equipped with tools to support their youth better and feeling 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 (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.

Read this first-hand account:  Story from A Making Peace Workshop

This “peace poem” was a collaboration between the youths in a Making Peace workshop:

For more information, call Advoz at 717 397-2404 or email makingpeace@advoz.org.

Advoz does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age. Advoz does not retaliate against persons who file a complaint about discrimination or participate in a discrimination proceeding.