Positive Solutions Team
Eddie Zacapa is the Positive Solutions coordinator. Eddie has been teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2006. He studied with Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Communication, at an International Intensive Training in 2011. He provides Nonviolent Communication training and workshops to the public and to organizations. In his workshops he assists individuals in understanding and implementing NVC principles into their daily practice. Eddie also oversees the 52 week Family Violence Intervention program (also known as the Batterer’s Intervention Program). He has been doing this work for ten years.
Eddie has an ongoing interest in supporting and developing future leaders. He also has a heart for social change and integrating NVC into these movements. He hosts Warriors for Peace, monthly meetings for men who want to make a positive difference in their community, and blogs at www.harmonyoftheheart.com. He holds a degree in theology from William Jessup University and another degree in journalism.
Pamela Granick facilitates the Peace First 12 week Conflict Management Workshops for Positive Solutions and the year long Life Skills class known as the Changing Abusive Patterns (CAP) program. Prior to joining The Center, Pamela worked at the Emergency Youth Shelter operated by New Morning Youth and Family Services. She is also a domestic violence counselor at The Center and her work on all sides of the issue gives her a unique perspective that offers support and a wide range of experience. Pamela holds a degree in Family Studies from Corban University.
Robert Williams facilitates the year long Life Skills class known as the Men’s Alternatives to Abusive Patterns (MAAP) program. Robert also is the program assistant for The Center. He works on tracking donor, client, and volunteer statistics to prove that we’re meeting our grant requirements, providing administrative support to various departments (including Positive Solutions) and works at the front desk greeting people and answering phones.
Bob Hamilton became certified with The Center Spring ’07 training class. Bob has been directly involved with public safety for many years and contracts with the California State Firefighters’ Association in providing services in many areas of proficiency. Bob became aware of the need for intervention services in our domestic violence program, and has been a facilitator of our men’s batterers group, M.A.A.P for a year and a half. Last volunteer training session Bob spoke about rewards of the work he does, described as a Win:Win situation. He feels the reward of personal enrichment by helping in this capacity. We have received accolades from the men of how much the nonviolent communication skills they learn have helped keep their marriages healthy.