Our trainings focus on developing new skills, and strengthening existing ones, in the context of an agency or community and focus on awareness along with prevention and intervention skills. The purpose of our consultation services is to provide more specific support to an individual or group encountering issues related to targeted violence or bias-motivated activity.
We aim, with each of our services, to strengthen an agency or community’s ability to identify, prevent, intervene, and respond to targeted violence, identity-based violence, and hate.
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Preventing Targeted Violence Description
A foundational overview of the problems related to targeted violence in Colorado including trends of targeted violence activity in Colorado, definitions of targeted violence, violent extremism, hate crimes, bias-motivated crimes and events, and exploration of basic responses. Strategies include public health approaches to violence prevention, trauma informed mental health perspectives on the needs of both those who are at risk of engaging in targeted violence and those who are survivors of violence.
Responding to Targeted Violence Description
An in-depth session designed to support an organization or group’s development of a response to incidents of targeted violence and equip participants with skills and knowledge to use their professional experience to prevent targeted violence and support those affected. This material includes specialized focus on the impacts of trauma on behavior, recidivism, and community wellbeing, and in depth exploration of pathways to violence from mental health and public health perspectives. Participants are encouraged throughout the discussion to integrate their experience, training, and perspective into the training session, and explore how their role may fit into a public health approach to violence prevention.
During trainings, we encourage collaborative and interactive dialogue rooted in the lived experiences of practitioners and communities.