Safely De-Escalating Conflict Update

Lots of awareness was sparked at “Bystander Intervention Training: How to Safely De-Escalate Conflict” last night! Clinical psychologist and certified Bystander Intervention Trainer Mary Pelton-Cooper did a great job of getting everyone involved and of clarifying ways to apply the principles. Attendees also shared thought-provoking examples and ideas, and two local TV stations and the local newspaper covered the event.

We look forward to sharing more helpful resources in our community! Please follow our page to stay posted.

And if you’d like to bring Bystander Intervention Training to your group, please contact Mary Pelton-Cooper at…/A-Kind-Community-hold…



The Kinder Community Pledge

During these challenging times, we can find comfort in knowing that courageous progress has been initiated during times of great division.

Right now, we have an opportunity to become an even better community.

We offer this pledge as a way to join our neighbors in a personal commitment to actively promote increased positive connections between community members.

In times of discord or anxiety, may this pledge motivate us to remember our common desire for safety, justice, and mutual respect, and our ability to show strength and wisdom when challenged.

“I Pledge to show Respect, Compassion, and Courage in my Community.”

Click here to Sign the Pledge.

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