Barbara Gavin

Rhode Island, USA
(Level I – 2016)
(Level II – 2017)

Barbara GavinWhile managing housing for previously homeless adults and families my team and I encounter violence on a regular basis. I want to better understand the roots of such violence and how I can support my team in our daily interactions with our program participants. I would also like to be able to teach our program participants new, more peaceful approaches to dealing with conflicts. I would like to expand upon the work we are doing with them regarding their anger and disappointment that I suspect may be some of the underlying causes to the violence we are seeing. I have become increasingly concerned over the violence in our communities.