upcoming workshops/Events

Human Trafficking Training

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

John Chavis Memorial Park
505 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Raleigh, NC, 27601

We started the conversation in the August Call to Action event – let’s follow that up with an October 24th workshop to train service providers and volunteers on the signs and best practices for identifying and assisting clients who are potentially being trafficked. It is our hope to develop an on-going public involvement initiative and resource recruitment team. We hope you will join our effort to connect resources to ongoing initiatives and expand the after-care support network.


Basic Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) Workshop

Friday, November 22, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

John Chavis Memorial Park
505 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Raleigh, NC, 27601

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) helps us explore the power we all have to change hostility and destructiveness into cooperation, community, and justice.  More details


To discover new ways to reduce conflict in your world, your community, organization, or personal life. Enjoy a hands-on, fun, activity-based experience (no need to take notes!) in an intensive weekend workshop. People who’ve taken the training report they have connected deeply with others, laughed, shared, listened. They’ve experienced increased trust and self-esteem and learned ways to reduce conflict in their world—whether classroom, family, work, or community.

Registration fee of $25 helps cover materials, snacks, beverages, and lunch on Saturday.

Who is AVP for?

It is a program for everybody. Though founded by Quakers based on their belief in an inborn power for peace in everyone, it draws its participants and its trainers from all religions, races and walks of life.

Can I earn Continuing Education Credits?

Curriculum materials and documentation of your participation can be provided. You will need to seek approval for the credits with your organization.

Can I participate in just a portion of the weekend training?

Participants are asked to make a commitment to be present for the entire training.

What happens in workshops?

LEARNING: Each workshop will start with a Lunch and Learn on a topic of interest. If you have suggestions for topics or would like to volunteer to present, contact us!

CONNECTING: Then, we’ll open the floor to other participating organizations to share a brief description of their organization – we want to know what you do and how to connect! Bring flyers to share, FAQs, slides, business cards – whatever you have and want to share. A challenge for all of us: after each meeting, reach out to at least TWO people or organizations you met.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Finally, we’ll break out into our Roundtables to tackle specific problems.

previous workshops

Share Hope: Meet Your Neighbor Event

In this community event on Thursday, October 10, 2019, Wake County/Triangle Area vendors and service providers offering FREE supportive services to our neighbors living with mental health conditions will be showcasing their services, leading activities that equip and empower and providing information and onsite services.

Mental Health 101 Training

This training, sponsored by Alliance Health helped raise community awareness about mental health conditions, how to connect to services and best practices.

Human Trafficking: A Community Call to Action

Crimes of exploitation target the weak, the disconnected, the vulnerable, and particularly, people in crisis and poverty. It is here in Wake County. It is in our neighborhoods, our schools, and it is growing.

I’m In: Community Inclusion Training

This training, sponsored by the i2i Center for Integrated Health I’m In: Community Inclusion Program, was designed to equip and engage Wake County communities in providing a welcoming, and accepting, environment for people living with mental health conditions including: mental, cognitive, intellectual, developmental, addictive and sensory disorders.

CPN Internal Resource Fair

In June 2019, the CPN took some time off for the lazy days of summer to get to know one another. Twenty-three organizations were represented and in-depth discussions ensued around legal services, reentry, education, peer support, addiction, and violence prevention. It was a great time to make connections, gain a better understanding of our resource gaps, and consider event teams that group Roundtable focus areas into relatable agendas for public involvement initiatives. Contact information for the June Workshop will be shared with the participants.

NCCARES360 and Coordinated Entry

In our May Workshop, we heard from Georgina Dukes from NCCARES360 and Abbie Szymanski of the Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End Homelessness about NCCARES360 and the Coordinated Entry process. Both provided lots of great information, and are available to talk more about both their programs and how they work together.