By now, you should have received an invitation to a briefing on the morning of Thursday, October 11 to discuss the use and importance of de-escalation techniques in helping reduce conflict and violence in our communities.
Too many communities are caught in a crisis of violence. Their is growing interest in looking at the range of tools to help reduce violence in our communities, including by helping more people to gain and/or retain greater skills to de-escalate and resolve
conflicts, manage anger and control implicit bias without resorting to the use of physical or other force.
Many have focused on the need to increase de-escalation training for law enforcement including legislation in this Congress such as the Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2017, H.R. 3060. At this briefing, panelists will discuss
how encouraging the use of de-escalation techniques by a broader swath of stakeholders, including those who work with youth, holds great potential for helping reduce or prevent conflict and violence in our communities.
When: Thursday, October 11 from 8:30am to 10:00am
Where: Rayburn 2168
WHO: Black Women for Positive Change, The 100 Fathers Inc., National Black Nurses Association, and DC Chapter of Moms Demand Action, among others.
I hope that you or your staff will able to attend this informative briefing.
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