AVP International: Alternatives to Violence Project

Alternatives to Violence Project Supporting people to deal with conflict and violence

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a training programme enabling participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways. Workshops are non-residential, run by our trained facilitators and experiential (not based on lectures).

Our workshops use the shared experience of participants, interactive exercises, games and role-plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behaviour and violence.

An AVP workshop can help you to:

  • manage strong feelings such as anger and fear
  • deal more effectively with risk and danger
  • build good relationships with other people
  • communicate well in difficult situations
  • recognise the skills you already have and learn new ones
  • be true to yourself while respecting other people
  • understand why conflict happens

Upcoming events

13-19 July 2014

AVP International Gathering
Dublin, Ireland

internal gathering for AVP facilitators & organisers

22-24
(Tue-Thu)
Apr 2014

Kamiti Maximum Prison
Nairobi Province, Kenya

AVP basic prison workshop

25
(Fri)
Apr 2014

MCI-Shirley (Medium)
Shirley MA, USA

AVP advanced prison workshop

25-27
(Fri-Sun)
Apr 2014

MCI-Cedar Junction
MA, USA

AVP basic prison workshop

28-30
(Mon-Wed)
Apr 2014

MCI-Concord
Concord MA, USA

AVP basic prison workshop

29
(Tue)
Apr 2014

Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, UK

AVP mini partnership workshop

2-4
(Fri-Sun)
May 2014

MCI-Norfolk
Norfolk MA, USA

AVP T4F prison workshop

2-4
(Fri-Sun)
May 2014

Old Colony Correctional Center
MA, USA

AVP basic prison workshop

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