Announcement re Covid-19:

Effective immediately, The AVP California Steering Committee asks that all AVP workshops (inside prisons, jails, and in the community) be postponed until further notice. We take this action to exercise social distancing in order to slow the serious impact of COVID-19 and to respond to orders issued by county health departments and CDCR

AVP Facilitators, please submit your community workshop listings here! Your listing will be reviewed and added to the calendar promptly. Do not list prison workshops. If you are a visitor, and would like to take a workshop in prison or the community, please contact your nearest council or AVP CA for more information.

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Basic Level Workshop – Bakersfield

February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The AVP Basic Workshop

The Basic AVP Workshop is an intensive, two-day learning experience which teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes. These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:

  • Affirmation — Building self esteem and trust.
  • Communication — Improving both listening skills and assertive methods of expression.
  • Cooperation — Developing cooperative attitudes that avoid competitive conflicts.
  • Creative Conflict Resolution — Getting in touch with the inner Transforming Power to resolve violence. Role plays provide an opportunity to explore this power and learn new and creative ways to respond to real life conflicts in our lives.

AVP workshops seek to assist people in personal growth and change, but AVP is not psychotherapy. We join together, participants and facilitators both, to explore our own corners of violence and seek more satisfying ways to respond.

See for details on the program and concept.

This workshop is led by experienced volunteers, who are currently facilitating workshops at California prisons and with community youth.

When: Sat. March 9, 2019 & Sun. March 10, 2019 Both Days 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Light breakfast at 8:30

Location: Community Service Organization 1124 Baker Street Bakersfield, CA 93305

Suggested donation: $20-120 sliding scale. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds (Scholarships are available). Includes lunch, snacks, beverages, materials and training.

For questions about Workshop Content, Registration or Scholarships to attend or assistance with transportation or lodging please contact Cathy Clark:

Phone - 661-372-0335 | 800-905-6765 Email -


CSO Brotherhood – Bakersfield
1124 Baker St
Bakersfield, 93305 United States


AVP Kern County Council