De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ Workshops

 September 9, 2019
Posted by smiklosovic


The NWTRPA and Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute will be offering a De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ workshop instructed by Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW in Yellowknife and Hay River.


This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations.


At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of anger in violent incidents
  • Identify their own styles of interaction
  • Describe a framework for defusing potentially violent situations
  • Identify potential risk factors
  • Apply the principles learned to their own environment


Yellowknife Workshop—2-day course

When: October 5-6, 2019

Where: The UNW Building

Workshop Fee: $350 + GST


Hay River—1-Day Workshop

When: October 7, 2019

Where: Doug Wieterman Room, Hay River Recreation Centre

Workshop Fee: $175 + GST


*If the workshop fee is a barrier to participation, there are limited bursaries available.