Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence (Paperback)
The Creative Interventions Toolkit is a practical guide to community-based interventions to interpersonal violence, also known as community accountability or transformative justice. It is written for everyday people, including survivors, people who caused harm, and friends/family who want to help without turning to the police or services. Community-based interventions build on friendships, family connections, and caring relationships to address violence rather than solutions that rely on policing and punishment. While friends and family are often the "first responders" to violence, many of our communities have lost basic tools to end and prevent violence. The Creative Interventions Toolkit aims to re-build these skills and offer models that can help us with safety, accountability, and community self-determination.
The Creative Interventions Toolkit provides: (1) basic information on the dynamics of interpersonal violence (sexual violence, domestic violence and family violence/child abuse); (2) special sections for survivors of violence and for people who have caused harm; (3) guides for facilitators and friends/family who want to help; (4) a basic model or framework to move forward to confront and transform violence; (5) lots of tools for safety, accountability and coordination; and (6) stories from everyday people who have used community-based interventions. Readers will gain knowledge and specific strategies to break isolation and create solutions that can be adapted to many different situations and communities.