From Awareness to Action: Equipping Individuals with Violence Prevention Virtual Training
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY
Overview: This training on violence prevention aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to create safer communities. It focuses on raising awareness about different forms of violence, promoting empathy and understanding, and developing practical strategies for early intervention and conflict resolution. Participants will learn to recognize warning signs, enhance communication techniques, and effectively respond to and prevent acts of violence, fostering a culture of nonviolence and building stronger, more resilient communities.
Two Part Learning Series 10am-12pm on
Wednesday, August 23rd
Wednesday, August 30th
Objective 1: Increase Awareness – By the end of the training, participants will have a heightened understanding of the different forms of violence and their impact on individuals and communities.
Objective 2: Enhance Knowledge – Participants will acquire knowledge about effective violence prevention strategies, including early intervention, conflict resolution, and promoting empathy and understanding.
Objective 3: Develop Practical Skills – Participants will learn and practice practical skills such as active listening, communication techniques, de-escalation strategies, and bystander intervention, equipping them to effectively prevent and respond to acts of violence in their personal and professional lives.
Objective 4: Increase Familiarity with Resources – Participants will become familiar with available local and national resources related to violence prevention, including helplines, support organizations, community programs, and online platforms, empowering them to connect individuals in need with appropriate support and guidance.
Carlos Vega, Intervention Navigator
Carlos joined BUILD in February 2016 with extensive experience in justice system advocacy, including representing inmates, and working for prisoner rights and access to resources for returning citizens, as well as experience as a school-based violence intervention mentor. As an Intervention Navigator, Carlos engages young people in high-risk situations and facing steep barriers in intensive mentoring and works with them to establish and meet social, educational, and career goals, while mediating disputes and introducing youth to alternatives to gang involvement. Carlos is certified as a Restorative Justice Peace Circle facilitator and has extensive training in trauma-informed practices. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, completed coursework at Lewis University, and is Spanish-English bilingual.
Cost - FREE
IAN Trainer - Carlos Vega, Intervention Navigator at BUILD
IAN Parent Facilitator - Not Applicable