Patty LaTaille has led Compassionate Communication courses of 12 weekly sessions (1.5 hours) in Salida, Villa Grove and the Chaffee County Detention Facility. She is a professional mediator who utilizes Non Violent Communication (NVC) in her private practice.
As the executive director of Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ), Patty facilitates Victim – Offender conferences (enhanced by using NVC), in which Restorative Circles are held; designed to hold the offender accountable, empower the victim to be heard as part of the justice process, and to restore harmony in the community.
Patty’s professional background revolves around social work and writing in various capacities. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a graduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a number of published works in corporate and non-profit publications, regional newspapers and magazines, and in Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul.
Patty began her trainer certification process in Non Violent Communication at a 10-day International Intensive Training in Nonviolent Communication in 2008. Patty continues her training and completed the Compassionate Leadership 2010 Program (CL 10), an 8-month program which provided intermediate and advanced Non Violent Communication (NVC) learning opportunities, led by an international training team. Having recently returned from a six day workshop -”Live, Teach, Share” – hosted by NVC Trainers in Santa Cruz, Calif. in Oct. 2012, Patty is jazzed to be holding a Level 2 Interactive NVC class in Jan. 2013 to meet the needs and requests of the NVC community she has been blessed in helping co-create.