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Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy

Posted By Bill Bagnall on June 12, 2017

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Pearl District Foot Patrollers turned out on a recent Saturday morning for the first of several planned workshops to better prepare them for situations that might be encountered on the street.

 

Brad Taylor, a Mental Health Specialist from the City’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, engaged with the group in a 90- minute session on ways to recognize, respond and report persons experiencing mental health illness and related issues. Mr. Taylor stressed the importance of building positive energy should an encounter occur, rather than escalating negativity. He portrayed a number of potential situations and demonstrated how they can be dealt with in a non-confrontational manner.

 

Members of the Foot Patrol were appreciative of the session and left with a better understanding of their role on the street which is to be ambassadors, create good energy and build community.

For further information about Foot Patrol please contact michaelroberts501@outlook.com.

 

Reported by Stan Penkin

Author: Bill Bagnall

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