What is the Alternatives to Violence Project?
The Alternatives to Violence Project is grassroots, worldwide, volunteer movement dedicated to reducing violence in our lives, in our homes, in our schools, in our prisons, in our streets and in our society.
Most people are exposed to some form of violence daily. Interpersonal violence represents a failed human interaction. The AVP conflict resolution workshops are designed to help people create successful inter- actions.
We seek to release everyone’s innate power to positively transform ourselves,and in so doing, to transform the world.
What are the AVP Workshops?
- identify and manage strong feelings such as anger and fear,
- deal more effectively with risk and danger,
- build trust, empathy and good relationships with people,
- communicate well in difficult situations
- understand why conflict happens and how to react to it.
How can I Become an AVP Facilitator?
More facilitators are needed to meet the requests for workshops in our communities and prisons.
There are no special requirements to become an AVP facilitator except an interest to reduce violence and completing the AVP facilitator training. The training involves taking three weekend workshops, a Basic Conflict Resolution Workshop, and Advanced Conflict Resolution Workshop and a Facilitator Training Workshop.
The first step in becoming a facilitator is to attend an AVP Basic Work- shop.
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How can I Support the AVP Program?
We need your financial support to keep the prison programs going, to reach the youth before they go to prison and to expand the program in inner cities in urban areas.
Although AVP is a volunteer program, we spend thousands of dollars each year on training manuals, workshop supplies, travel expenses, newsletters and scholarships for workshop participants.
$25.00 – One Training Manual
$40.00 – One Workshop Scholarship
$200.00 – One Prison Workshop