The following resources can help equip you with the tools and tactics you need to handle conflict constructively.
Professor Erica Chenoweth on Nonviolent Resistance
An inspiring and informative 12-minute TEDx talk from the coauthor of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2011).
Professor Erica Chenoweth’s Home Page
Find resources and delve deeper into Professor Chenoweth’s work in international relations, political violence, and civil resistance.
Dr. Maria J. Stephan’s Home Page
Find the biography and publications of Maria J. Stephan, Ph.D., senior policy fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and coauthor of Why Civil Resistance Works.
Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns Data
Useful data visualization and map showing the outcomes of major nonviolent and violent campaigns worldwide 1946-2006. Based on research by Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan.
International Center for Nonviolent Conflict
Offers resources and tactics for people fighting for rights, freedom, justice, self-determination, and accountable government.
The Albert Einstein Institution
Advances the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. The Institution aims to understand the dynamics of nonviolent action in conflicts, to explore its policy potential, and to communicate this through print and other media, translations, conferences, consultations, and workshops.
A source for news, analysis, and original reporting about nonviolent activism, as well as for discussion of the theory behind it.
A book and web toolbox that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers.
A blog dedicated to spreading knowledge about nonviolent resistance as an effective force for change in the world.
United States Institute of Peace
Offers education, research, and expertise pertaining to on-the-ground solutions to “real problems in difficult places.”
Vision of Humanity
A website and community that engages in peace metrics and peace research. Offers insightful maps of the world according to data on conflict and terrorism.
Centre for Applied Non Violent Actions and Strategies
Established in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, CANVAS educates pro-democracy activists around the world in what it regards as the universal principles for success in nonviolent struggle.
The Ruckus Society
Provides nonviolent tools, training and support to environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers.
Healthy Parenting, Child Abuse Prevention
Essentials for Parenting
Free, online resource from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents learn skills for positive parent-child relationships. Advice from experts, engaging, short “how-to” videos, and ways to practice your skills. The tools help reduce parenting stress and give parents ways to handle their child’s misbehavior.
ECHO Parenting & Education
Supports and facilitates child raising rooted in connection and empathy. They teach parents, teachers and others who strongly influence children’s lives an approach that integrates current research in human development with the practice of nonviolence.
ACT for Strong Families
Mobilizes communities and educates families to create safe, nurturing, healthy environments that protect children and youth from violence and its consequences.
Chicago Safe Start
A thorough mix of web links to guide you to offers an array of links to websites that address the issue of children’s exposure to violence and trauma from many angles. A program of the Office of Violence Prevention in the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Works to strengthen families and give parents the necessary opportunities, relationships, networks and support to raise healthy children and thrive as a family unit.
The Violence Intervention Program
Protects and treats all victims of family violence and sexual assault in Los Angeles. VIP offers around-the-clock medical, forensic, mental health, support and advocacy services to children in foster care and other victims of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.
Domestic Abuse Intervention
The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.
The Stop Abuse Campaign
A grassroots movement formed in collaboration with other organizations to combat domestic and child abuse nationally, in order to end abuse in the next 25 years.
National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV)
An overarching group of organizations, agencies, coalitions, and groups that embraces a national, multi-disciplinary and multicultural commitment to violence prevention across the lifespan.
The Bully Project
Bully (originally titled The Bully Project) is a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools. This film does an extraordinary job of illustrating the severity of bullying and raising awareness.
The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.