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I’m involved in a half dozen interesting endeavors, including the following:

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ENDING HOMELESSNESS I write, research, consult and otherwise help communities develop improved shelter and housing opportunities, with an end goal of ending homelessness in the United States. I serve on the board of directors of Community Supported Shelters in Eugene, Oregon.  More…

 

 

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH / REFUGEE SUPPORT  In league with international partners, I conduct qualitative research in communities suffering from economic inequities, health disparities, social injustice and related challenges. Recent projects and partners have been focused on Haiti, Turkey and Greece.  In the U.S. I serve as a cultural navigator for Syrian refugees.  More…

 

 

 

 

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STORYTELLING/POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT – If you’d like to try something a little offbeat that painlessly promotes and interweaves safe, positive, respectful behavior, leadership and cooperation with highly participatory storytelling, invite me to visit your elementary classes. My approach builds on trust, kindness, validation and children’s wild imaginations. I’m the resident interactive storyteller, poet and positive behavior coach at the Family School in Eugene, Oregon.   More…

 

 

 

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SAFE SCHOOL DESIGN — I’ve inspected schools internationally and helped them figure out how to make things safer, better, healthier and more fun. I’ve also consulted regarding a wide variety of other sites, ranging from parks and bike paths to homeless camps, businesses, private non-profits, public housing and nursing homes. In all cases, my philosophy draws on SAFE, HEALTHY AND POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (SHAPED) and CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED) concepts. —  More…

 

 

 

 

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PERSONAL SAFETY/CONFRONTATION MANAGEMENT — I teach highly practical seminars on confrontation management, dealing with difficult customers, or surviving encounters with annoying people. These workshops are customized to meet your needs. I spent 10 years working with a street outreach clinic and 29 years as a police department crime prevention specialist. More…