Laval believes it is vital for individuals and organizations to increase their violence-prevention capabilities. He is skilled at helping others develop understanding and increase capacity in being better equipped to de-escalating potentially violent behaviours. Laval has a life-long love for learning and has been leading trainings for close to ten years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds both a Bachelors and a Master of Social Work degree. Laval has worked in the social service field for over a decade, working with various populations including mental health, developmental disabilities, and homelessness and poverty. He has extensive experience in crisis intervention from working in group homes, shelters, community centres, and drop-ins. As a trainer Laval makes training entertaining and keeps his learners engaged through incorporating real-world stories and examples.