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

6-8
(Fri-Sun)
Mar 2015

Bury
Lancashire, UK

community level one workshop

13-15
(Fri-Sun)
Mar 2015

MCI-Concord
Concord MA, USA

prison advanced workshop

13-15
(Fri-Sun)
Mar 2015

HMP Addiewell
UK

prison level one workshop

13-15
(Fri-Sun)
Mar 2015

Doncaster MIND
Doncaster, UK

partnership level one workshop

13-15
(Fri-Sun)
Mar 2015

MCI-Cedar Junction
MA, USA

prison basic workshop

20-22
(Fri-Sun)
Mar 2015

Ashton under Lyne
Gtr Manchester, UK

community level one workshop

20-23
(Fri-Mon)
Mar 2015

London, Old Street
UK

community level one workshop

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