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−Because We Have Daughters: A Program for Preventing Violence Against Women8:45 am – 10:15 am
Men Stopping Violence has been working with men to end violence against women for over 30 years. While much of our work has been to hold men accountable for their violent and abusive behavior, we also engage men as allies in preventing violence against women. One program where we accomplish this is in our Because We Have Daughters (BWHD) program. Through fun, interactive activities BWHD helps men deepen their relationships with their daughters, connect with other dads around parenting issues, learn more about the obstacles girls and women face in our society, and acquire tools to challenge social and cultural norms that create unsafe situations and spaces for women and girls. In this workshop Men Stopping Violence will illustrate the value of engaging men to our goals of creating safety for women and girls. We will then highlight our Because We Have Daughters program to demonstrate how an effective program engages men.+8:45 amBecause We Have Daughters: A Program for Preventing Violence Against Women
−Mobilizing Men to Prevent Violence Against Women: A Comprehensive and Community-Centered Approach10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Over 30 years, Men Stopping Violence has engaged thousands of men as allies in preventing violence against women. Drawing from this experience, the goal of this workshop is to strengthen participants’ capacity to organize men in their communities to prevent male violence against women. Focusing on both theory and practice, participants will be provided tools for engaging men and be invited into critical self-reflection about current practices.+10:30 amMobilizing Men to Prevent Violence Against Women: A Comprehensive and Community-Centered Approach
−Building Bridges, Making Connections: Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Men Stopping Violence will be participating in Building Bridges, Making Connections: Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence hosted by the Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General. At the event Men Stopping Violence will share with the community its approach to working with men who batterer and ways for men to get involved in the prevention of domestic violence.+8:00 amBuilding Bridges, Making Connections: Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence
−Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project 2014 Unveiling Ceremony7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Unveiling Ceremony remembers and honors local girls and women whose lives ended abruptly and violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner or stalker. Each year, the Women’s Center at BGSU unveils the names and stories of these Silent Witnesses at the Unveiling Ceremony where each name and story is read in first-person. This Silent Witness chapter has over 65 life-size Silent Witnesses from Northwest Ohio alone. This collection of mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, and friends is a powerful testament to our community’s commitment to break the silence about domestic violence.
About the Keynote Speaker
Ulester Douglas is the Interim Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, an Atlanta-based national training institute that mobilizes men to prevent violence against women and girls. An author, university instructor and licensed psychotherapist, Mr. Douglas has provided consultation, training and keynote
presentations in 40 states, Europe and the Caribbean to community-based organizations, universities, corporations and government agencies.
In addition, Mr. Douglas serves on the boards of several national organizations that focus on gender violence and was a member of the 2010 U.S. delegation at The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women Summit in Washington, D.C+7:00 pmNorthwest Ohio Silent Witness Project 2014 Unveiling Ceremony
−Engaging Men To End Violence Against Women Webinar10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lee Giordano will be presenting a webinar on engaging men to end violence against women.
Over 30 years, Men Stopping Violence has engaged thousands of men as allies in preventing violence against women. Drawing from this experience, the goal of this webinar is to share promising practices used by Men Stopping Violence to engage men to prevent male violence against women. Focusing on both theory and practice, participants will be provided tools for engaging men and be invited into critical self-reflection about current practices.+10:00 amEngaging Men To End Violence Against Women Webinar
−Building a Movement of Men to End Violence Against Women1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Lee Giordano will present to the GSU Communication and Gender class. In his presentation Lee will discuss violence against women and why it’s important for men to join the movement to end violence against women.+1:00 pmBuilding a Movement of Men to End Violence Against Women
−Confronting Collusion: Centering safety in Family Violence Intervention Programs (all-day)Nov 6
GCFV is pleased to present the following training conducted by Men Stopping Violence:
Confronting Collusion: Centering safety in Family Violence Intervention Programs
Men Stopping Violence has been intervening with men who use abusive and controlling behaviors for over thirty years. Over this time,MSV has developed practices that hold men accountable and create safer communities for women and girls. In this interactive workshop, MSV will: define collusion and describe group dynamics that confront collusive behavior, describe components of a classroom culture that supports men’s accountability and honest participation and explore the importance of partnering with women serving agencies to accountability for men and building safer communities for women and girls.
This training has been approved by the GCFV for 6 FVIP CE hours.+Confronting Collusion: Centering safety in Family Violence Intervention Programs (all-day)
−Because We Have Daughters Facilitator Training (all-day)Jan 23 – Jan 24
Men Stopping Violence has developed a comprehensive training on how to facilitate and administer the BWHD program. This training is being offered to a wide range of agencies and organizations including faith communities and social service agencies.
By the end of the training participants will be able to:
- Utilize the skills necessary to facilitate a BWHD program
- Identify and address key issues in conducting the BWHD program
- Summarize the seven core values of BWHD
- Describe and implement the structure and process of a BWHD session
- Create BWHD activities to be used in their local BWHD program
The training costs $250 and you will receive:
+Because We Have Daughters Facilitator Training (all-day)
- A detailed facilitation guide
- A model BWHD session
- An instructional DVD
- A template to help design your own BWHD session
−Working with Men across Difference: Tools for Addressing Bias and Inequality in Family Violence Intervention Programs (all-day)Feb 20
The Georgia Commission on Family Violence will be hosting Men Stopping Violence to conduct a full day of training entitled Working with Men across Difference: Tools for Addressing Bias and Inequality in Family Violence Intervention Programs. The description of the training is below.
In any given batterer intervention class, differences across race, class, sexual orientation, religion, and age create meaningful group dynamics that impact participant experience. Appropriately addressing these dynamics can build group cohesion and deepen the overall experience. Avoidance of these group dynamics may instead undermine the objectives of your program. In this one day training, Men Stopping Violence will introduce a framework for understanding inequality’s impact on Family Violence Intervention Programs and introduce program elements and facilitation skills necessary to properly address these harmful group dynamics rooted in inequality.
This training has been approved by the GCFV for 6 FVIP CE hours.+Working with Men across Difference: Tools for Addressing Bias and Inequality in Family Violence Intervention Programs (all-day)
−Men At Work: Building Safe Communities Curriculum Training (all-day)Feb 25 – Feb 27
Men Stopping Violence (MSV) is pleased to announce our new curriculum: Men At Work: Building Safe Communities. Men At Workis an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that: explores male violence against women in an accessible manner, challenges men to take responsibility for their actions, and provides the educational experience necessary to become allies in ending violence against women. In this three-day training, MSV will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement Men At Work. Join us in Atlanta for three days of transformation!
When & Where
The training will be held at Men Stopping Violence’s training room, and will begin on October 15th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and end on October 17th , 2014 at 6:15 p.m. Please arrange your travels accordingly to attend the entire training.
What You Will Receive
- Men At Work Instructors’ Manual
- Men At Work Students’ Manual
- Men At Work Facilitation Training
- Men At Work Curriculum Implementation Training
This training has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence for 20 FVIP hours.Recommended Hotel
For your convenience, in terms of price and transportation, Men Stopping Violence recommends the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Atlanta-Emory University for your stay.Training Cost
$495: Includes three-day training, a students’ manual, and an instructors’ manual. An $800 value!+Men At Work: Building Safe Communities Curriculum Training (all-day)