Violence Prevention in partnership with Student Interns & Volunteers conduct workshops throughout the Eastern Avalon region for adults and youth. These workshops have been designed to educate the public on the root causes of violence; they include such topics as: gender inequality; dating violence; elder abuse; bullying, and other related issues. Our organization collaborates with educators and frontline workers to help ripple out awareness about anti-violence strategies and initiatives. Violence Prevention participates in various community forums and information sessions to stay current with the latest projects related to violence prevention.
The coordinator is also responsible for arranging Violence Awareness and Action Training (VAAT). This training is a provincial education initiative with an experiential interagency approach to educating governmental and non-governmental representatives on the roots of violence and the related issues for victims of violence. For more information concerning VAAT, go to: http://gov.nl.ca/VPI/violenceawareness/one_day_workshop.html or http://gov.nl.ca/VPI/violenceawareness/two_day_workshop.html
In conjunction with community and government, Violence Prevention advocates for effective policies that support victims of violence. Our organization also supports other community-based agencies in advocacy around violence prevention. The coordinator is part of the Community Advisory Committee of the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI), a conference of the ten Violence Prevention alliances in the province. The committee meets regularly to discuss priorities related to violence prevention and to make recommendations on behalf of the community to the VPI Deputy Ministerial Committee.