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The combination of individual and communal responsibility leads to interaction, cooperation, and growth, which prevents violence.

"Can Collective Violence be Prevented?" is a PsychoPolitical Action Project based on the psychological principles of: compassion, empowerment to choose, choice, and self-help, in combination with psychological, emotional, financial, and material support and skills training. The scope, form, content, and length of each component is decided by the community and based on its own unique needs. The project consists of two major components:

1) The actual hands-on project, which is on location and consists of involving and training key people, bringing the project into the community, and engaging others to participate. The community, in cooperation with key project

coordinators, chooses the method for violence prevention that will be utilized and determines what type of support is desired. Psychological and skills training, as well as financial and material support are also provided.

Anjar slum in Bali to reach people in different types of communities.

Basic to the PsychoPolitical Peace Institute's programs is the belief that the human being is regarded as an interdependent multidimensional body/mind/spirit complex. They operate all their programs with the vision that empowerment of the individual leads to conscious choice and taking responsibility for aligning with one's inherent life energy of the "Self." This in turn allows for personal growth, a new quality of life, and the fulfillment of one's own evolutionary potential, which is translated into daily action. Individual growth and evolution influence and transform the collective, which leads to intelligent cooperation with the evolution of the earth and humanity as a whole.

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2) In-depth psychological assessment and evaluation of survey statistics, which demonstrates how the combination of value and psychological principles, in conjunction with financial and material support and skills training can lead to the prevention of violence.

Future plans involve expanding the project beyond the