July 2019

Generational Kinship: How Navigators, our Credible Messengers, Mentor

Steve Avalos
Jose Arellanos
Shirley Torres

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Workshops Session I
This workshop will provide a window into the complex opportunities, impacts, and ripple-effects peer navigators have on the youth, trainees, and the overall community. The Navigators lived experience guides the relationship and mentoring and the work to disrupt the cycles of violence and move people to find their pathways to a life of peace and harmony, breaking the intergenerational cycle of gangs and violence. Using mixed scenarios, Navigators will showcase the themes that most impact former gang-members highlighting the effective approaches they use that challenge existing fear-based belief systems. This role playing will show how their work can help ground someone in safety, community love and support.