Beyond MU webinar ‘Marquette’s Peace Works Program’ is March 25

Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning will host a webinar titled “Peace Works: Creating Healthy Communities through Social Emotional Education,” Thursday, March 25, from noon to 1 p.m. 

The session will focus on Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, an academic research center that fosters research and action for the promotion of peace, human dignity and justice. The Center for Peacemaking works with local K-8 and high schools to implement Marquette University Peace Works (MUPW), a peace education and violence prevention program that promotes mental health resources and equips students with strategies to become successful learners while building school and family connections. 

The discussion will explore the following MUPW peacemaking initiatives: 

  • Promoting Resiliency and Improved Coping in Education (PRICE) – advances digital learning and provides a resource for teachers to help students and families cope with and manage mental health challenges. 
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Success Center Program – helps students improve their social-emotional resiliency and equips students with strategies to become successful learners and build school and family connections. 
  • 4 Schools Initiative – supports students struggling with mental health, academic, and/or behavioral challenges by providing clinical mental health services and educational interventions for students and families enrolled in the program. 

The webinar will be presented by: 

  • Patrick Kennellydirector of the Center for Peacemaking 
  • Matt Cashmandirector of the boys middle school campus at Notre Dame School of Milwaukee 
  • Dr. John Greene, Jr., principal of i5 Consulting, LLC, and interim executive director at New Beginnings Are Possible, Inc. 
  • Bridget Schocksupervisor of Contracted School Services Program with Milwaukee Public Schools 

Register via Zoom.