Family Engagement: Transforming Family Dynamics During the Holiday Season

Sunday, Dec. 27th, 2-4 pm EST via Zoom
Sponsored by the DC Peace Team:

Inspired by the “Family Engagement in Peace Education” workbook (, this training aims to help families work together and create stronger bonds to help manage stress. Sometimes the holidays can be stressful, especially considering the pandemic, so we think this offering is perfectly timed. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to family-based activities that promote healthy conversations and interpersonal connection, provide opportunities to connect with family, and recommend task-based skills to help overcome conflict. The training is designed to be engaging, relatable, and fun for people of all ages! Participants can expect to go over a brief lecture on the essential principles of nonviolent communication and how they tie within the theme, small practice games and activities, and recommendations to further the lessons of the training.

Everyone is welcome! This workshop is for all levels and ages.

At the conclusion of the event, participants will:
1. Provide tools and share skills associated with interpersonal relationships and nonviolent communication
2. Practice healthy communication to engage in conversations about more tense subjects
3. Have the resources to furtherly engage family in peace-based activities
4. Have fun and enjoy the process of learning about peace- based practices

Payment is requested on a sliding scale. Please consider contributing $10-$20 to support our work and help us better serve the community. FREE for students. No one will be turned away for lack of payment and we welcome you either way.

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For those who can, please submit payment today--; or checks can be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 7305 Baylor Ave., College Park, MD 20740

Questions? Please contact Katie Santarelli @
LeeAnn King is a geospatial scientist, yoga teacher, community organizer, and health & wellness guide. She develops workshops and guides to cultivate and nurture peace and safety inside ourselves and throughout community organizations and businesses to allow open and honest communication that brings connection and bridges individuals to networks and support systems. We are stronger together.

Laurie Cooper (she/her) is an international development specialist focusing on democracy, good governance and conflict resolution programs in sub-Saharan Africa. She has trained local dispute resolution practitioners on land administration, child justice and alternatives to detention in post-conflict environments. A witness to the power of language to destroy or heal, she currently resides in Washington, DC.

Katie Santarelli (she/her) is an undergraduate student at George Washington University and she is studying Organizational Sciences with minors in Human Services & Social Justice and Spanish. Katie became involved in DCPT this past summer as a social media intern. Katie also created “Family Engagement in Peace Education”, a workbook that inspires children to engage with peaceful living and nonviolent peacemaking.In DCPT, Katie is most excited to learn more about the implementation of peaceful practices and conflict transformation techniques within local communities.

Olympia Victor is an undergraduate student at George Washington University majoring in Peace Studies and International Affairs. She is working with DCPT as a social media and communications intern. Olympia has been working on various projects such as the 30 Day Peace Challenge. She was initially inspired to join DCPT because she seeks to become an agent of peace and learn how to implement nonviolent practices into everyday life. In the future Olympia wants to become even more involved and eventually learn to become a facilitator for DCPT trainings.

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