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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Managing Conflict

October 2022 | Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Abby Rowley, LCSW - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Being able to manage conflict effectively is an important skill for having healthy relationships. The handouts pictured and linked below are from our social skills groups for individuals with Down syndrome. They provide strategies and tools for handling conflict successfully. Tap or click on the images to open the resources.

Stop, think, make a good choice - conflict opens in new window

What to do when there is a conflict handout

Things I can do to help me calm down opens in new window

Things I can do to help me calm down handout

Compromise opens in new window

compromise handout

Boundaries opens in new window

Boundaries handout

"I" statements opens in new window

I statements handout


Additional resources can be found in the social skills section of our Resource Library. 

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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.