LEARNING AND
VIOLENCE ACTION

We hold a radical respect for the ways all people negotiate hardship and injustice. 

We offer resources and create community to

  • Increase understanding of the complexities of violence and trauma

  • Appreciate the brilliance of human survival strategies

  • Recognize the impact of such experiences on learning in every setting and at every age

  • Work for change in institutions and organizations, and

  • Support greater learning success for babies, children, youth, and adults

This site is for you if you learn, teach, counsel, or support learning and change in any role.

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We Don’t Just Get Over It is a series created for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2021.

 

Watch our video 'What's Wrong?' above.

 

Read Three Windows and a Trapdoor to see into a crime and its impact.

 

Read a series of new messages that introduce a Learning and Violence Stance because we need more than trauma-informed.

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OUR LATEST

OUR PERSPECTIVE

Our work is shaped by the way we view violence, the consequences of all we do to survive, the possibilities for supporting learning, and the oppressive colonialist society we all live within.

VIOLENCE

Violence is anything that objectifies people, other creatures, or the earth —seeing that being as a thing to use, exploit, or damage

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CURIOSITY

Curiosity is the heart and foundation of our approach

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CONNECTION

Connection allows us to be present to learning

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CONSCIOUS

AWARENESS

Conscious awareness of how our brain and nervous system protect us helps us discover what we need to get present enough to learn.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our approach to all our work is grounded in curiosity, connection and conscious awareness of the ways our brains and bodies respond to conditions