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

4-6
(Tue-Thu)
Nov 2014

Parc prison, Bridgend
Bridgend, UK

AVP basic prison workshop

7-9
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

Northenden
Manchester, UK

AVP basic community workshop

7-9
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

HMP Addiewell
Addiewell, UK

AVP basic prison workshop

7-9
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

MCI-Concord
Concord MA, USA

AVP advanced prison workshop

14-16
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

NECC-Concord (The Farm)
West Concord MA, USA

AVP basic prison workshop

14-16
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

YORK
City, UK

AVP basic community workshop

14-16
(Fri-Sun)
Nov 2014

MCI-Shirley (Medium)
Shirley MA, USA

AVP advanced prison workshop

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