The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) works with organizations and individuals across the country seeking to develop progressive violence-prevention programming for women and children, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender communities, seniors, and people with disabilities, among others.
During a several year collaboration with Girls Inc., CAE created Action for Safety tm, a national empowerment program for girls ages 9 – 11. Over 2000 girls at sites across the US participate in these violence-prevention trainings annually, including over 350 girls at 14 organizations in New York City. CAE continues to provide the annual training to the staff of Girls Inc. and its affiliates.
Through Long Island University, CAE staff annually train teachers about bullies and other school violence issues. CAE has also trained school conflict resolution specialists on dealing with school violence. Other clients focusing on youth needs have included Educational Equity Concepts, Project Reach Youth, and Resolving Conflict Creatively Program.
In 2002 – 2003 CAE consultants worked with Community Access to develop and implement two-part trainings in safety and de-escalation skills for staff working with adults with psychiatric disabilities. Fifty-five Community Access staff members were trained in four sites throughout Manhattan.