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Alternatives to Violence Basic Training

Resolutions Northwest 1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 300

About this event

This event is provided by Resolutions Northwest.

This AVP Basic Workshop is an introduction to interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes. These
experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of
community and trust through exercises focusing on:

Affirmation — Building self esteem and trust.
Communication — Improving both listening skills and assertive methods of
Cooperation — Developing cooperative attitudes that avoid competitive
Creative Conflict Resolution — Getting in touch with the inner Transforming
Power to resolve violence. Role plays provide an opportunity to explore this
power and learn new and creative ways to respond to real life conflicts in
our lives.

AVP workshops seek to assist people in personal growth and change, but AVP is not psychotherapy. We join together, participants and facilitators both, to explore our own corners of violence and seek more satisfying ways to respond.

Each workshop is generally 12 – 20 participants to facilitate discussion.

Renee Bove, one of the lead trainers, has been practicing AVP for many years, including work internationally and here in the US prison system. She is the point person for the Oregon chapter of AVP.