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Preventing Violent Conflicts Will Make Our Communities Safer

Posted Apr 09, 2018 10:25 AM
In the wake of unspeakable tragedies in Parkland, FL and other communities across the country, we’re engaging in conversations about how schools, neighborhoods, companies, and nonprofits can better address the terrible violence we’re witnessing.

The next Staff Development Coalition workshop on April 20  directly deals with this issue: de-escalating violent situations.

De-Escalation: Grace Under Fire
Friday, April 20
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pacific Tower (Smart Buildings Center training/event space), 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

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Nonprofit staff working with clients who are emotionally unstable are vulnerable to aggressive and violent behavior. Substance abuse and mental illness can compound these problems. This workshop will help you understand and recognize dangerous behavior and provide you with de-escalation techniques that can reduce the risk of conflict.

Presenter Ellis Amdur, who has experience in crisis intervention and mental health, will go over verbal and nonverbal tactics that can calm down an angry individual. He will also discuss how to prevent emotional distress and burnout.

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