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Restorative Youth Sports: An applied model for resolving conflicts and building positive relationships

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posted on 19.08.2020, 02:12 by Michael Hemphill, Emily Janke, Barrie Gordon, Haley Farrar
When handled effectively, conflict provides opportunities to strengthen relationships and assist youth in developing peaceful conflict resolution skills. Sport participation is one context in which youth develop skills and encounter conflict. The purpose of this study was to develop an applied model that addresses conflict resolution in sport-based youth development programs. Using qualitative interviewing, a community-engaged approach guided the selection of participants and data analysis. We used the models of restorative practice and Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) through sports to guide our study. Following interviews with a variety of community partners, we found that the values of sport are often in conflict with restorative practices. However, a relational approach such as TPSR aligns well with the values of restorative practices. Based on our findings, an applied model was developed to illustrate how restorative practice can be utilized in a sport context. The Restorative Youth Sports (RYS) model recognizes that conflicts and tension are natural and inherent to all relationships. When handled appropriately, conflict provides opportunities to strengthen relationships. Youth sport provides a unique context where youth are presented with problems and conflicts to solve and promote healthy relationships among youth.

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Hemphill, M., Janke, E., Gordon, B. & Farrar, H. (2018). Restorative Youth Sports: An applied model for resolving conflicts and building positive relationships. Journal of Youth Development, 13(3), 76-96. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2018.603

Journal title

Journal of Youth Development

Volume

13

Issue

3

Publication date

01/01/2018

Pagination

76-96

Publisher

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Publication status

Published online

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

18/09/2018

ISSN

2325-4009

eISSN

2325-4017

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