Join us for our Fall Nonviolence Education Series.

The next session will be Saturday and Sunday November 5&6 from 8:30-5:30. This event is the Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop.

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) started in a New York state prison in 1975 and now serves people in prisons and communities across the United States and in 55 countries, including Guatemala, Rwanda, Israel/Palestine and Kenya.   AVP has proven itself in schools, NGOs, government agencies, prisons, refugee camps, post-civil war and genocide communities, and with veterans, the homeless, at-risk youth, and gangs.   AVP methods are consistent with current brain research on neuroplasticity. 

Workshops consist of structured experiences—there are no lectures or PowerPoint slides—that build a joyful, affirming and caring community and provide safe opportunities to reflect on and practice skills in communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution.

You’re invited to enjoy a Basic Workshop where you’ll connect deeply with others, laugh, share and be really listened to, while learning ways to transform conflicts in your life toward positive outcomes.

Treat yourself to this workshop purely for personal growth, or make it your first step toward facilitating AVP workshops in prisons and the community.

Please register using the link below:

Our last session is called Restorative Practices and the Trauma-Informed Approach and will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM2:00 PM. 

Come learn about restorative practices and the importance of adopting a trauma-informed approach in restorative work!  Jill Covert, M.A. of the Restorative Justice Mediation Program (RJMP) will cover the foundational principles of restorative practices and share her experiences using these principles in the criminal justice system with both juveniles and adults.  Dan Stacy, Ph.D. of Circles 4 Change (C4C) and Project Rebound will share his expertise in using restorative trauma-informed practices in the community, schools and correctional institutions. This informational workshop will be taught in an experiential manner using circle processes and role play. 

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