“Community is made from conflict as much as from cooperation; the capacity to solve conflict is what gives social relations their sinew. Professionalizing justice ' steals the conflicts,' robbing the community of its ability to face trouble and restore peace. Communities lose their confidence, the capacity, and finally, their inclination to preserve their own order. They instead become consumers of police and court 'services' with the consequences that they largely cease to be communities.”

Nils Christie, 1977. Conflict is Property.


Critical Conversations for Caregivers & Elders
Free workshop series: Thursdays April 27 - May 11
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Goodrich Library (handicap accessible)

Dementia Conversations – April 27

Helpful ways to talk effectively with and about people who have dementia, about medical, driving, and financial issues. Lead by Pam Smith of NEK Council on Aging using the Alzheimer’s Associates curriculum.

We Need to Talk – May 4

Lead by AARP consultant Doug Mason, we’ll learn how to have that most difficult conversation about giving up the keys, and ways to make it work, along with alternative solutions.

Effective Communication Strategies with Alzheimer’s – May 11

Dial down the stress and talk with patience and effectiveness. Pam Smith helps us figure out how.

Please RSVP in advance by emailing bmorrow@kingdomjustice.org or calling 802.487.9327.

Sponsored by partners Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, NEK Council on Aging and supporters.
Thanks to the Newport Age-Friendly, AARP group and to Northeast Kingdom Home Care, Inc.

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