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

28-30
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK

AVP basic community workshop

5-7
(Fri-Sun)
Dec 2014

MCI-Cedar Junction
MA, USA

AVP basic prison workshop

5-7
(Fri-Sun)
Dec 2014

Cheyenne Mountain Reentry Center
Colorado Springs

AVP basic prison workshop

12-14
(Fri-Sun)
Dec 2014

Ashton
Tameside, UK

AVP basic community workshop

12-14
(Fri-Sun)
Dec 2014

London (Old Street)
UK

AVP basic community workshop

12-14
(Fri-Sun)
Dec 2014

MCI-Shirley (Medium)
Shirley MA, USA

AVP T4F prison workshop

12-14
(Fri-Sun)
Dec 2014

Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

AVP basic community workshop

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