Building Peaceful Community offers consultation, education and training to:
Founded by Donald Gault, Building Peaceful Community, brings over 30 years experience working in the Public Health field, including management of highly effective work teams and cutting edge initiatives to prevent violence and promote community health.
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Primary Prevention and Appreciative Inquiry
The work of Building Peaceful Community is built around the Public Health principle of Primary Prevention, creating environments that decrease the likelihood of violence and harm, and increase the likelihood of peaceful, healthy relationships.
Building Peaceful Community uses an Appreciative Inquiry approach to work toward what we seek (peace and health) rather than focusing solely on what we abhor (violence and illness).
Building Peaceful Community believes that all people have within them essential health, humanity, and the capacity for living in caring and loving relationships.
"Donald Gault is a whole-systems thinker. He moves beyond the surface of issues to find the root cause of our most pressing social problems. He then inspires and leads both individuals and groups to co-create creative and sustainable solutions." --Teddie M. Potter, PhD, MS, RN
Men Breaking Free is a groundbreaking Restorative Justice approach to working with men who have been arrested for attempting to purchase sex from another human being. It was developed to engage men in an introspective, healing learning process designed to break the cycle of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Men Breaking Free was created through a partnership between Breaking Free of Saint Paul, MN and Building Peaceful Community. Read more on the Breaking Free website: breakingfree.net.
Beauty, Kindness and Hope — From the Mouths (and Hearts) of Boys. Thanksgiving 2018
No matter your political beliefs or where you live, I think we as Americans and humans can all agree that the last few months and years have been pretty rough. Beauty, kindness and hope have not seemed to be abundant in our world. However, given that the focus of my work the past 30+ years has been violence prevention, I continue to seek out rays of light, however hidden they may be; perhaps in part to convince myself that we just might make it through these dark days, in spite of ourselves. I recently had the privilege to work with a group of incredibly wise people, who have in fact (re-) instilled in me the possibility that we humans do carry within us the sparks of beauty, kindness and hope.
Read more about work with the Minnesota Boychoir.
A Public Health Approach to Preventing
Workplace Sexual Harassment:
We are at a critical stage in better understanding, effectively addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and greater community. Donald Gault with Building Peaceful Community has developed a Public Health approach to preventing workplace sexual harassment, offering a vision, tools and new opportunities for successful prevention, with the goal of positive change toward healthier, more respectful work environments and experiences for all of us, now. Read the article and workshop and consultation description.
Workshops on Refreshing Your Workplace:
Customized 3-4 hour facilitated discussions to help your workgroup better understand one another's strengths and work more effectively toward common goals
Teaching and learning from children how to be "ambassadors of kindness." StarTribune, Nov. 2, 2017.
Videos on creating healthier, more peaceful families, communities and workplaces -- developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota Katherine Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership.
Op Ed publication: Castile tragedy offers an opportunity for healing, Minneapolis StarTribune
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Building Peaceful Community offers consulting, facilitation and mentorship for peaceful, healthy communities and workplaces.
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