Children & Young people Now, Sam Fitzpatrick, director, Trelya
Leap works on the basis that conflict in young people's lives can be used as a chance for personal development. Playing with Fire provides the roadmap. It can work as a training course or a series of standalone exercises to dip into... Macbeth and Fine are clear that the book is intended for those already focused on doing the work, and as a clear guide it takes some beating.
Professor Edward F Halpin, Professor for Peace Education, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Too often young people are seen as a problem; in this manual they are accorded respect and valued for their role in being the solution, if properly supported, motivated, and trained. The experienced, and expert, team of practitioners from Leap Confronting Conflict has produced a practical tool kit for any practitioner working with young people engaged in, or experiencing, conflict. I would commend Playing with Fire and believe that it should be available in every school, youth work, and other workplace where conflict, bullying, or violence might affect young people. I have met young people who have participated in the training offered by Leap Confronting Conflict; they provide the best affirmation of the value of both the work of Leap Confronting Conflict and Playing with Fire.