SAVANNAH, Ga. (April 20, 2023)– The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire is honored to host the latest training session in their Coastal Georgia Preventing Identity Violence initiative. This session will take place on April 28, 2023 from 9 AM-3 PM and will be held at Southwest Chatham Library (14097 Abercorn St.) This event is free, but RSVPs are required. In-person attendance is recommended, but virtual attendance will be accommodated.
This training, led by Senior Manager of Community Programs Dan Rowe, will focus on helping professionals in Housing and Community Care learn more about the art of de-escalation, so that they may better serve their tenants and clients. This specific training will emphasize safety and community resiliency, meaning that special attention will be paid to the community’s physical and emotional well being to ensure that community members can practice the aforementioned techniques with the greatest possible longevity.
“As conflict professionals, we have the capacity to equip the frontline of Housing and Community care with skills and perspective to redirect volatile and dangerous interactions with violent potential. Being unhoused is a dynamic circumstance composed of several risk factors for committing violent acts, even acts of mass violence. The Mediation Center hopes to prevent these tragedies by changing the trajectory of individual interactions,” stated Dan Rowe.
Coastal Georgia Preventing Identity Violence is The Mediation Center’s first federally funded initiative. Providing train-the-trainer sessions is the first step in building awareness of the risk factors and prevention measures for identity-based violence.
The initiative’s main goal is to train and convene local University CARE teams, faith leaders, nonprofit organizations, community and behavioral healthcare organizations, schools, major employers, and law enforcement partners. Participation is imperative, to be successful, a member of each entity previously mentioned should attend a train-the-trainer session. Help us spread the word by sharing information about this training and initiative with your networks. Together we can create a local prevention network.
To register for the training session or to have the content applied to your industry, please email Dan Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.