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Agenda – Rehabilitation and Reintegration Side Event (UN HLC)

Carefronting, Global Center and KECOSCE Partnership Project: “Empowering Youth Leaders to Counter Violent Extremism in Kenya and Nigeria”

While youth have comprised the bulk of recruits to violent extremist groups, they are also disproportionately affected by violent extremism. Al Shabaab in Kenya and Boko Haram in Nigeria have capitalized on grievances of deprivation, disenfranchisement, and lack of opportunity to offer the illusion of solutions, all while sowing discord and further violence. However, both …
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Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism (PTVE)

Carefronting with the support of the Global Center on Cooperative Security implemented a year-long project entitled ‘training of selected CSOs and NGOs in Borno state on trauma consciousness and resilience, community cohesion, forgiveness, and reconciliation’. Carefronting principally focuses on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, trauma consciousness, and PTVE, with a wealth of experience in healing and reconciliation. …
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Carefronting Training Manuals

Recognizing the need for Trauma literacy, forgiveness and reconciliation skills, Carefronting developed a training manuals on these two issues (entitled Trauma Consciousness and Resilience (TCR) Basic, Advanced and Forgiveness and Reconciliation (FaR), which was distributed widely within and outside of Nigeria. Over 150 organizations within the country were reached, and the manual was shared with …
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Kaduna Security Groups Oppose Religious Bill

Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism (PTVE)

Carefronting with the support of the Global Center on Cooperative Security implemented a year-long project entitled ‘training of selected CSOs and NGOs in Borno state on trauma consciousness and resilience, community cohesion, forgiveness, and reconciliation’. Carefronting principally focuses on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, trauma consciousness, and PTVE, with a wealth of experience in healing and reconciliation. …
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Carefronting, Global Center and KECOSCE Partnership Project: “Empowering Youth Leaders to Counter Violent Extremism in Kenya and Nigeria”

While youth have comprised the bulk of recruits to violent extremist groups, they are also disproportionately affected by violent extremism. Al Shabaab in Kenya and Boko Haram in Nigeria have capitalized on grievances of deprivation, disenfranchisement, and lack of opportunity to offer the illusion of solutions, all while sowing discord and further violence. However, both …
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Youth Peace building Academy

A series of five training workshops, each with 20 young people from communities in Kaduna State, was held in Kaduna, with the aim of preparing these young people (100 in all) to carry out peace-building activities in their communities under the project ‘Kaduna State Youth Peacebuilding Academy’. This was an initiative of Plan-International (Nigeria) and …
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Alternatives to Violence Workshop

In a context of worrying levels of violence across religious and ethnic divides and the devastation left by the insurgency, it is necessary to find ways of encouraging and helping the people of Northern Nigeria to live together more peacefully, and develop increasing levels of mutual understanding and relationships. To this end, a Basic AVP …
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Working with Children Who Have Suffered Traumatic Events

In consideration of the large number of children affected by traumatic events in the region, a Working with Children training workshop was organised and held in Jos from 26th to 28th July, 2018.  There were 30 participants from Northern Nigeria – an area particularly affected by violent clashes, as well as the Boko Haram insurgency.  …
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CALL FOR PROPOSAL

The Global Center on Cooperative Security, the Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE), and Carefronting are pleased to announce a call for proposals for small grants to support youth-led civil society organizations (CSOs) to address the drivers of violent extremism in six counties in Kenya (Garissa, Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, Nairobi, and Tana River) and six states …
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CAREFRONTING INTRODUCING ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROGRAM (AVP) AND TRAUMA TO ORGANISATIONS

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (MCC) NIGERIA: Carefronting Nigeria was involved in introducing Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) and Trauma components to the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Nigeria. It was a series of training for both staff and partners of MCC Nigeria. The programs were affirmed to be a very useful tool for community entry …
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Grieving the Death of Addiction

By Lindsay Kramer on November 20, 2014 in Living in Recovery, Living with Addiction, Love and Relationships As a systemic therapist, I look at most everything through the lens of relationships. In working with my substance-dependent patients, the analogy of addiction to a drug is no different. Like a new relationship, at first, the use is thrilling. There’s the high, …
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Addiction: Sometimes It’s Hard to Say Goodbye By Mellisa Davis

For recovering addicts, the thought of leaving a lifetime of addiction behind is no less than liberating and life-changing, yet most will also tell you that a big part of them also grieves the role played by addiction in their lives. An addiction to alcohol or drugs bears much in common with a dysfunctional or …
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AVP FACILITATORS EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Facilitators Exchange Program in Nigeria: Between AVP USA and AVP Nigeria was hosted by Carefronting – Nigeria. While In Kaduna the facilitators visited some schools to meet with teachers working with children. One of the facilitators is very experienced in Creative Conflict Resolution for Children (CCRC) the schools visited …
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Muslim Christians In Jos Nigeria Religious Dialogue Videos

CNN’s Christian Purefoy reports Christians and Muslims in Jos, Nigeria are talking peace after years of religious violence.

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD VIOLENCE

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a nonprofit organization that creates peaceful solutions to potentially violent conflict. Beginning in an upstate NY prison in 1975, AVP has now spread to over 50 countries around the world. As well as prisons, AVP exists in schools, communities and corporate settings. This video focuses on AVP within the …
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Altenatives to Violence Project (AVP) – New York – Light & Lively!

The New York Area Crew having fun with a light and lively during a board meeting break.

The Five Stages of Grief

On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s final legacy, one that brings her life’s work profoundly full circle. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and …
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Muslim – Christian Cooperation and Unity

 A Presentation during the 2010 Christian and Muslim Leaders Conference on Christian and Muslim Cooperation for Conflict Presentation/Management, Peace Building and Reconciliation. Theme: Christians & Muslims Cooperation for Conflict Prevention/Management, Peace Building and Reconciliation. Organized by Programme for Christian – Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA) Nigeria North Area Committee. Held between 6th and 9th October, …
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EMPOWERING WOMEN CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns. —Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General The Nigerian woman has proved to be more than a mere bench-warming spectator even in the midst – of the male-dominated congregation. Many examples abound for us to see even …
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International Women’s Day 2012

Carefronting Nigeria was invited as consultants for the International Women’s Day celebration (march 8, 2012) in Minna, Niger state by Her Excellency, Hajiya Jummai Babangida Aliyu, the Chairperson of Life Rehab Foundation. As part of the activities papers were presented and discussed. See blog for the papers presented; Empowering Women Can Change  

TRAUMA HEALING WORKSHOP

 The workshop was aimed at empowering the participants to most importantly recognise their Trauma and gain knowledge and skills to be able to facilitate trauma healing within their organisations/groups and their communities at large.

Alternatives to Violence Project International Gathering 2011

The last Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) International Gathering (IG) was in Antigua Guatemala, the first bilingual AVP IG, with all sessions in English and Spanish.  This is the statement after the gathering: