AVP Kern County Mission Statement:To empower individuals to nonviolent lives by learning about relationships, communication and conflict resolution in workshops throughout the community
AVP began in 1975 in the New York prison system. It has since spread across the world and is offered in over 50 countries. Bakersfield volunteers began offering community workshops in 2017.
Our goal is simple; To empower individuals to facilitate a change in culture between divided communities
A few facts about AVP workshops you will want to know:Evidence-based research shows AVP makes a difference:
- Reduces internalized anger
- Trauma-informed methodology opens communication by all participants
- Encourages community between individuals who never would have spoken to one another
- Peer facilitation gives credibility to program
- Significantly lowers level of expressed/experienced anger, lowers rates of confrontation.
- Alternatives to Violence Project/California is certified as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light indicating a high level of expertise in volunteer management
An AVP workshop can make a difference
for you if...
- You're tired of conflict sapping your energy and creativity.
- You want to deepen personal relationships
you're looking for new communication skills.
want to reduce violence in your community.
looking for whats good in you and others.
- You are energized by cooperation.
Become a volunteer by signing up on volunteermatch.com at: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org1052293.jsp
Or send us a message to get started.