Training for Therapists – Bridging the Gap: Collaborating with Family Violence Intervention Programs

Men Stopping Violence successfully partners with therapists throughout metro Atlanta to help challenge abuser’s belief systems, hold them accountable for abusive behavior, and ultimately help them stop their abuse.

Bridging the Gap Agenda

In this 8-hour workshop, Men Stopping Violence will introduce therapists to our philosophical framework for explaining the prevalence and scope of male violence against women in our communities. Next, we’ll take an in-depth look at tactics of abuse and how to identify them in clients and then discuss the value that referral to intervention services brings to private counselling practices. We’ll end day one by observing our 2-hour batterer intervention class where training participants will see first-hand the depth of work that happens in a batterer intervention class. Participants will then join the Men Stopping Violence training team to process the class the following morning.

This training has been approved for 8 LMFT, LCSW, and LPC CEU hours

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Training Objectives

Goal: To deepen therapists understanding of male violence against women and to better utilize intervention services in their community.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the components of the Men Stopping Violence Community Accountability Model.
  • Summarize the scope of tactics used by abusers to control an intimate partner
  • Describe when to refer clients to Batterer Intervention Programs
  • List two benefits to each the client and the therapist of referring men to batterer intervention programs

Dates

May 18th – 19th, 2017

September 18th – 19th, 2017

December 7th – 8th, 2017

Training Times

Day One               12:30pm – 8:30pm

Day Two               9:00am – 11:00am

Training Cost

$150

Men At Work Training – June 2017

June 28th, 2017 – June 30th, 2017
Men At Work: Building Safe Communities is 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!

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!

Registration
Please contact Lee Giordano at 404.270.9894.

Emory University Discussion on Sexual Violence

On Wednesday, April 12th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Men Stopping Violence will be hosting a discussion about the normalization of sexual violence on college campuses. Ways to contribute to a safer college campus will also be discussed. This event is in partnership with Volunteer Emory.

It will be hosted in the Winship Ballroom on Emory University’s campus.

Strategies to Address Fathers Who Have Used Violence – January 2017

Men Stopping Violence will be presenting to judges from across Georgia on the issue of domestic violence and resources for fathers who have used violence. This presentation will be a part of the 2017 Winter Conference for Superior Court Judges.

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 4:10-5:00 pm in Athens, Georgia. More details to come.

Safe Families, Safe Communities – October 18th

Men Stopping Violence (MSV) organizes men to create safer communities for women and girls. For 34 years, we’ve partnered with faith communities across metro Atlanta to help accomplish our mission. In this time, we’ve learned that many victims of domestic violence feel safest disclosing that violence to others in their faith community. In addition, many men also turn to their faith communities for support in ending their abuse of family members. “Safe Families, Safe Communities: Equipping Clergy to Stop Domestic Violence,” is based on the reality that faith communities can play a central role in ending domestic violence. This event is designed to build stronger connections between Men Stopping Violence and clergy across metro Atlanta. A stronger relationship provides opportunities for faith communities to access the services MSV offers to men including our 24-week Men’s Education Program. At this event, we’ll cover a basic overview of domestic violence, explain why discussing and addressing domestic violence within your congregation is important, share resources for survivors and batterers, and talk about opportunities for collaboration with Men Stopping Violence to engage men in your congregation and support intervention and prevention needs.

Note: This initial event is geared toward Christian clergy and lay leaders.  Leaders of all faiths are welcome to attend and future trainings will be geared towards other faith communities.

This event will be held on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church (118 2nd Ave, Decatur, GA 30030).

Please contact Lee Giordano with questions or to RSVP by October 11th.

Because We Have Daughters – October 15th

Join MSV on October 15th from 10 am. to 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta North church (11420 Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA 30075) for an afternoon of fun between dads and daughters in our Because We Have Daughters program.

BWHD is a unique program that provides fun activities for dads and daughters between the ages of 6 – 16.

  • A time for fathers and daughters to share fun, thought provoking activities.
  • A time for deepening relationships and strengthening communication.
  • A time for girls to find freedom of expression.
  • A time for dads to become more aware about the social pressures girls face.
  • A time to have fun together.

Contact Shelley Serdahely at shelley@menstoppingviolence.org or 678-234-7545 if you are interested in attending.

Men At Work Training – October 2016

October 12th, 2016 – October 14th, 2016
Men Stopping Violence (MSV) is pleased to announce our new curriculum: Men At Work: Building Safe Communities. Men At Work is 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!

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!

Registration
Please contact Lee Giordano at 404.270.9894.

Domestic Violence Community Forum – October 5th

Please join Men Stopping Violence at Sevananda Natural Foods Market, as we discuss the problem and propose solutions to one of the biggest threats to the health and well-being of our families and communities.

The community forum will be facilitated by MSV’s Executive Director, Ulester Douglas. It will take place on October 5th, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at 467 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Admission is free.

 

This community forum is part of MSV’s partnership with Sevananda as their Be the Change Partner for the month of October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Make sure to also examine MSV’s display board and information sheets near Sevananda’s checkout lines. You can also support MSV any time you check out by rounding to the nearest dollar, or contributing a specific amount.

The Art of Change – September 22nd

On September 22nd, 2016, Men Stopping Violence will be hosting a night of poetry and music to end violence against women at Emory University. From 7:30-9:00 p.m., hear readings from renowned poets Jericho Brown, Cecilia Woloch, and Theresa Davis, in addition to a performance by Emory’s co-ed A Cappella group Dooley Noted. The event, which is in partnership with Volunteer Emory, will be held in Glenn Memorial Church, in Room 216 (Fellowship Hall). Marlow’s Tavern will be providing food.

For more information and to see performances see the information on each performer below.

The pricing is as follows:

Advance tickets:       $30 General Admission; $12 Student

At-the-door tickets: $35 General Admission; $15 Student


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(Cambridge, MA - April 21, 2010) - Jericho Brown, who teaches creative writing as an assistant professor of English at the University of San Diego, is a Radcliffe Fellow, working on his second collection, ìThe New Testament.î The manuscript includes poems chronicling the lives of television news anchors who came to popularity in the 1980s and their reporting on the AIDS epidemic. He is pictured in the Radcliffe Gymnasium before his poetry reading. Staff Photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News OfficeJericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New RepublicThe New Yorker, and The Best American Poet. His first book Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The Copper Canyon (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library JournalColdfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.

To see a video of his work, please click here.

 

cecilia-wolochCecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and traveler based in Los Angeles but “on the road” across the US and Europe six months each year. She has published essays, reviews, fiction and six award-winning collections of poems—most recently Earth (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) and Carpathia (BOA Editions, 2009). Her second collection,Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, was published in French translation (Tzigane, le poème, Gitan, Scribe-l’Harmattan, 2014) and has been adapted for multi-media performances in the U.S. and Europe. Her first novel, Sur la Route, appeared from Quale Press in 2015. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, Chateau de La Napoule Retreat for Artists, CEC/ArstLink International and the Center for International Theatre Development.

To see a video about her work as a professor, please click here.

 

theresa-davisBorn into a family of writers and entertainers, Theresa Davis was drawn to the arts. She has expressed her artistic abilities in several mediums. She designed and created Ebony Angels (a line of hand-crafted dolls) , Mental Notes (hand-crafted books) and started a clothing line for children. A classroom teacher for over 20 years, she currently teaches poetry to youth and adults in the Atlanta Area. In 2002, Theresa joined forces with her mother and brother to form the spoken word performance group MoDaSo (Mother/ Daughter/ Son) and released two music CD’s This is for Family and The Uncivil War. She has self published several (7) collections of poetry including Rock Star Poet,Head Games and Simon Says.

To see a video of her poetry slam, please click here.

 

dooley-noted-emory

Dooley Noted is one of Emory University’s co-ed A Cappella groups! Founded in the fall of 2006, Dooley Noted arranges and performs a wide variety of songs spanning several decades and genres. The group is completely student run with an executive board that makes sure the group keeps true to its mission. Be on the lookout for Dooley Noted at performances like First Friday, Barenaked Voices, and their semesterly concerts!

To see a video of their work, please click here.

A Call to Coaches: Developing Young Men of Character – September 20th


Registration is open for A CALL TO COACHES – Atlanta, a FREE educational training event where coaches are empowered to build young men of character, to promote healthy, respectful manhood, and to decrease violence and discrimination against women and girls. 

Click here to register.

Speakers for A CALL TO COACHES – Atlanta include:

Troy Vincent
Former NFL Player
Executive Vice President of Football Operations, NFL

Joe Burns
Former NFL Player
Founder, Rising Seniors Foundation

Takeo Spikes
Former NFL Player
Author, “Behind the Mask”

Courtney Alexander
Former NBA Player
NBA/NBPA Consultant

Dwight Hollier
Former NFL Player
Vice President, Wellness and Clinical Services, NFL

Andrew Provence
Former NFL Player
Senior Field Staff, Athletes in Action Atlanta 
Chaplin, Georgia State University

Tony Porter
Co-Founder, A CALL TO MEN

Dr. Le’Roy Reese
Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
Board Chair, Men Stopping Violence