Author Archives: Graeme Stuart

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.

Reflections after Week 3 of an open AVP Basic workshop

We’ve completed 3 sessions of our experiment with an open Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic workshop. Unfortunately, a COVID outbreak in Newcastle meant we had to cancel tomorrow’s session so we won’t be back until 11 January 2022. The … Continue reading

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Two million views!

Today is quite a big milestone for my blog: I passed 2,000,000 views! Continue reading

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Offering Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops as an open group

We have started a series of weekly, 2-hour Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops in partnership with the Samaritans’ Recovery Point. The main difference is that it is an open, rather than a closed, group. Continue reading

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Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) flyer

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Newcastle has just developed a flyer with information about AVP. (Click here for a PDF Version.) We hope to increase the number of workshops we offer locally next and are hoping to partner … Continue reading

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Moving Experiential Peace Workshops Online

Some reflections on how we transformed face-to-face Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops into an online context. Continue reading

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My last day at the Family Action Centre

Some reflections on leaving the Family Action Centre after 18.5 years. Continue reading

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Assertive outreach with women experiencing homelessness: A rapid review of literature

The following is the executive summary of a rapid review on assertive outreach with women experiencing homelessness by Tamara Blakemore, Joel McGregor and me. The review was done as part of a research project we are doing in partnership with Nova for Women and Children. Continue reading

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Post-Separation Counselling and Mediation Services (Part 6): References

Part 6 (the last) of a series of posts about best practice in post-separation counselling and mediation services: a research project with Uniting counselling and mediation services only has the references. Continue reading

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Post-Separation Counselling and Mediation Services (Part 5): summary and conclusion

Part 5 of a series of posts about best practice in post-separation counselling and mediation services: a research project with Uniting counselling and mediation services. Continue reading

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Post-Separation Counselling and Mediation Services (Part 4): Synthesis of findings (continued)

Part 4 of a series of posts about best practice in post-separation counselling and mediation services: a research project with Uniting counselling and mediation services. Continue reading

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