For educators who want successful methods

to prevent and address conflict among

their student population.

For educators who believe a whole-school

trauma informed approach benefits

everyone in the school community.


For educators who believe students have agency

when solving conflict.


For educators who know the positive impact of

incorporating social and emotional learning

skills into all aspects of education.


For educators on a school climate team who want

to be proactive in creating a positive climate.


A three-workshop series for educators

dealing with:

Unconscious Bias;
Talking about Race;
Being an Anti-racist


For educators who want to know effective

pedagogy to teach the Holocaust.

For educators who believe Black History is American

History and who want to be culturally responsive in

their teaching.  The training and curriculum takes a

deeper look at racism, empathy, equity, and justice

and helps educators understand the systemic

themes which arise from Black and African

American History in the United States.


For educators who want a deeper understanding of

identifying characteristics that are common

in HIB cases in order to prevent and address

bias, and to better identify HIB cases.


For educators who want to learn to use restorative justice to

build community, prevent and address harm, and improve

school climate.


For educators who want to improve specific

SEL skills in themselves and their students,

and find support during challenging times.

Violence Prevention/Anti-Bias Programs

The Foundation provides comprehensive violence prevention/ anti-bias trainings for educators that support schools in creating a positive school climate and equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to become informed and engaged citizens.

Research from the National School Climate Center has shown that a Positive School Climate is associated with:

    • Reduced violence, aggression and harassment
    • Reduced bullying behaviors
    • Decreased student (and teacher) absenteeism
    • Lower suspension rates
    • Lower reports of drug use
    • Increased self-esteem among students
    • Improved academic outcomes
    • Narrowing the achievement gap

In order to create a positive school climate, schools need to provide safe and supportive environments free from bias that provide opportunities for social emotional learning, connection to supportive adults, and civic engagement; and offer strong relationships, inclusive community, trauma informed policies, positive discipline practices, and high expectations for academic achievement. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s programming supports New Jersey schools in establishing: 1. Strong conflict resolution and peer mediation programs. 2. Active school climate teams and solid trauma informed and restorative anti-bullying policies. 3. Relevant social and emotional learning and anti-bias programming suitable for differing school populations.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility please contact Jessica Taube, [email protected] or 732-937-7523


PLEASE NOTE: Registration links will be released approximately two months prior to training dates. To be the first to learn about upcoming trainings, sign up for our educator email list.


If you register for and do not show up at a workshop, we will notify you that you have been placed on our “No Show” list. Should this occur three times, you will be removed from our email list.

We understand that things happen that might prevent you from attending a workshop for which you are registered. You may cancel your registration at any time up to the morning of the training by simply emailing [email protected] or by calling 732-937-7523 in order to prevent being placed on the “No Show” list.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic and educational organization. Funding is furnished by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and limited to providing education to the public. Your cooperation in honoring your registration at our free workshops is essential.

Questions? Contact Jessica Taube, Director of Conflict Resolution and Anti-Bias Initiatives at [email protected] or 732-937-7523.