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Creative Response to Conflict

Type of Organization: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

Home Country: United States United States  icon


Created in 1972 by the New York Quaker Project on Community Conflict, and initially known as Children’s Creative Response to Conflict, the organization developed a practical and theoretical framework for teaching nonviolence through character and social skills development, using an innovative experiential approach incorporating multiple learning modalities.

The organization was affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), an international peace organization. In 1994 it incorporated as Creative Response to Conflict, Inc., and received 501(c)(3)  status.

Besides the central office in Nyack, NY, CRC has affiliate branches throughout the United States, in Europe, and in South and Central America. CRC materials have been translated into languages including Serbian, Croatian, German, Russian, Spanish, and Welsh.

CRC designs and facilitates workshops and programs on social skills and conflict resolution for parents, young people, and those who work with young people from all racial, ethnic, class,  ability, sexual orientation and language backgrounds. CRC’s organizational mission is to achieve a nonviolent and just world by helping people learn to resolve conflict though cooperation, communication,  affirmation, bias awareness, mediation, and creative problem solving.

Noteable Resources

Creative Response to Conflict Inc’s website includes a section called “Sharing Space” that offers free resources for educators.  Go to the site and look for the Sharing Space link on the left.  The direct link to the page is here - but this takes you to the page outside of it’s normal frameset.

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Contact Information

Name: Creative Response to Conflict
Type: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

521 North Broadway
Nyack, NY, 10960
United States

Voice Phone: 1-845-353-1796

Fax: 1-845-358-4924

Contact person: Priscilla Prutzman
Contact email:

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