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IDOC > Facilities > Adult > Indianapolis Re-entry Educational Facility > Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The basic AVP Workshop is an intensive, weekend 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 individual’s daily lives. This weekend seminar is held on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in school. No residents participating are allowed visits during this weekend.