Stan Ross, City Hall, Two Years discussed on AFTERMATH

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With monfort segment officers from multiple agencies stan ross joined serve two years ago on a dry race board near his desk at city hall he's sean what's labeled the vicious blame cycle of violence stand talks in a language used a lot by people who work with trauma patients and violence survivors he explains that violence is cycle and it starts with family parents raised in violence pass down behaviors that beget more violence even kids who want to break that cycle have a hard time doing it mentally because human beings are generally afraid of the unknown he says trying new behaviors come electron introduce somebody to food then they'll look at don't like it you talking to the mom of a preschooler so i'm i'm right there and they've never taste it just looks a certain way and you fixed in your mind you don't like it so once you put it in your mouth remember i said i don't like this and other words change is hard even if it might save your life and i think that some people listening to these stories can be like how was getting shot through the spine not your wakeup call how are you selling drugs after and so you you deal with people who have trouble getting out of the environment why isn't there some magical lightbulb over your head at a certain point when he was shot and he survived and then he's learned how to cope with it and then he still went back into an environment where some of his peers see we get you will and others might stop developing because of you know i feel like i'm stuck well no you're not stuck you have to struggle to establish the truth we all out here most of us are struggling to establish something but when you know that there's a into that particular goal then there's jillian you're struggling because you know you're struggling to establish some and that's a that can be a motivator for some of us i see something i know i gotta go through this and i'm going to go but you have to see it but you have to ask stan met will about a year ago through cincinnati's positive influence team in organization he co founded in two thousand eleven the group largely focuses on reaching out to young people to reduce violence but in arm of it also works with men and women reentering society through the federal probation department in the group is very supportive but what it really is about as restorative justice it is about davila jr and we encouraged will in terms of seeing the bright light that was any will have a lot of i think emotional four to two in the sense of being able to keep a pretty good positive attitude in the midst of his disabilities however he's aware of the surroundings that sometimes causes a person to be like a what you call their particular what is it the lizard is it to that can turn like if his brown turn attorney brian chameleon yeah there you go you know sometimes people turn into those chameleons and we'll does that i think to protect himself for survival but he sees the best sentiments so sometimes he's conflicted this chameleon description resonates with me because i'm one hand will is charming and funny like when he talks about his two kids night and day i got.

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