Alternatives to Violence Project

All Volunteer Non-Profit Organization in Bakersfield.
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Take an AVP workshop

Jan 26, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019

The Basic AVP Workshop is an intensive, two-day learning experience which teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes. These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:

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Who are we and what are we doing

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. 
  •   You want to reduce violence in your community. 
  •   You're looking for whats good in you and others. 
  •   You are energized by cooperation. 

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  • (661) 372-0335


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2005 Eye St #4
Bakersfield, CA 93301
United States

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