EARLY RESPONSE UNIT
Effective Early Response is the prompt mobilization of a team of experienced professionals to stabilize an environment and design and manage a process for transition to full recovery and renewal. This applies in the international sphere in conflict and violence prevention as part of a long-term commitment to building peace, to domestic situations such as emerging internal conflicts in race relations and environmental disputes, and to potential or actual incidents of violence in schools, workplaces, and communities.
How the ER Unit Works
There are several environments and situations which could quickly become violent if preventive actions are not taken.
Unresolved land claims, highly-charged environmental disputes, troubled inner city schools and fragile countries each have a unique mix of triggering factors that need to be identified and addressed. The ER Unit follows a simple four-stage model to deliver an integrated, customized intervention. Assistance and support is provided at any stage should violence have broken out.
Some of the main services the ER Unit provides are:
Early Assessment Using an Holistic Framework
Recovery and Renewal
Effective Early Response requires the following key elements:
The CIIAN Advantage
The Institute has a fifteen year track record in theory-informed practice in negotiation, facilitation, mediation, peace process design, peacebuilding, and violence prevention. CIIAN is dedicated to the prevention of violence and peacebuilding, both in domestic environments and internationally. Its staff and consultants have worked in cases which range form allegations of physical and sexual abuse, reconciliation at the community level, to peacebuilding in highly conflicted and violent settings.
The Institute's co-founder
and ER Unit Director, Dr. Ben Hoffman, recently the Director of Conflict
Resolution at The Carter Center, is an internationally recognized senior
practitioner with extensive experience in complex environments including
engagement with rebel groups, peace process design, negotiation strategy
advice, crisis intervention and mediation of inter-personal, organizational,
community and international conflicts.CIIAN is the home of the International
Peace and Prosperity Project, a violence prevention project in
Members of the ER Unit
Two new ER courses are currently under development:
Please contact us to discuss contracting arrangements with the ER Unit.
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