Completing Violence prevention!


Completing violence prevention is a program for those who work in the community or in families.

At the end of this seminar you will

  • be aware of nutritional causes of aggression.
  • Know how you can strengthen your programs.
  • Instantly recognise weaknesses in community interventions

This seminar is to introduce staff and workers to the great range of issues that can lead to or encourage violence and aggression.

Most current violence prevention programs focus on psycho-social issues that can support the development of aggression in families.  These programs fail to assist staff to develop a holistic understanding of the causes of violence in the community.

Issues such as environmental toxins, nutritional insufficiencies, sleep disorders, pain and marginalisation all lead to the frustration and rage that are often a prelude to violent aggression.

These programs also most often miss the fact that interpersonal aggression inside of relationships is often a negotiation tool and is often not indicative of loss of control (Dr. Eila Perkis, 2009).

The third major issue with these programs is that they focus on one particular form of aggression.  Recent research has shown that while most violence is perpetrated by males, other forms of aggression are perpetrated most often by women.  Emotional attacks, social bullying and verbal abuse  are often the styles of aggression.

Aggression comes in the forms of

  1. Physical (violence)
  2. Mental
  3. Emotional
  4. Social
  5. Bullying
  6. Sexual
  7. spiritual
  8. Verbal
  9. Parental abuse

Completing violence prevention takes us behing the symptoms of aggression to a healthier and more complex understanding of the underlying causes of violence and aggression in our community.

At the end of this program you will have a clear understanding of how to analyse, assess and respond to some of the causative issues facing you when you are looking at aggressive situations.


Winstok, Z. and Perkis, E. (2009), Women's Perspective on Men's Control and Aggression in Intimate Relationships. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79: 169–180. doi: 10.1037/a0015690