Events

 

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Nov
14
Tue
Confronting Collusion: Centering Safety in Family Violence Intervention Programs @ United Way
Nov 14 all-day

Men Stopping Violence has been intervening with men who use abusive and controlling behaviors for over thirty years.  Over this time, we have 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.

 

Proposed location: United Way – 301 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201

Confronting Collusion: Centering Safety in Family Violence Intervention Programs @ River Edge Behavioral Health, Training Room B
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this training, participants 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 agencies serving women to increase accountability for men and build safer communities for women and girls.

Registration: Seating is limited. Priority will be given to approved FVIP facilitators in Georgia and FVIP facilitators in training in Georgia. Registration will not be complete until we receive a check from you in the correct amount owed ($25 for Georgia facilitators and facilitators in training, $50 for all others). We will not deposit the check unless your seat is secured. We will email you to confirm your registration upon receipt of your check.

CEUS: This training is approved by GCFV for 6 hours of FVIP CE.

Dec
11
Mon
Men At Work: Building Safe Communities Curriculum Training @ NAMI Savannah
Dec 11 – Dec 13 all-day

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. Participants will receive one copy of the instructor curriculum and one copy of the student curriculum. Arrangements for additional copies can be made with Men Stopping Violence following the training.

Registration: Seating is limited. Priority will be given to approved FVIP facilitators in Georgia and FVIP facilitators in training in Georgia. Registration will not be complete until we receive a check from you in the correct amount owed ($200 for Georgia facilitators and facilitators in training, $350 for all others). We will not deposit the check unless your seat is secured. We will email you to confirm your registration upon receipt of your check.

CEUS: This training is approved by GCFV for 20 hours of FVIP CE.

MSV’s Men At Work @ Rush Center
Dec 11 – Dec 13 all-day

For over 30 years, Men Stopping Violence (MSV) has been intervening with men who batter. Over these 30 years, MSV’s methodology was carefully developed, evaluated, and refined. Now, after many years of development, MSV has transferred its best practices into the Men At Work: Building Safe Communities curriculum. 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, we will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement Men At Work.

Proposed Location: Rush Center – 1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Jan
17
Wed
Maintaining Accountability Considering Class Participants’ Complex Lives @ Crosspointe Church
Jan 17 all-day

Abusive men entering Family Violence Intervention Programs are often in complex situations that may require them to split their focus between intervention program requirements and other life priorities. Mental health, substance abuse, financial difficulties, time constraints, and legal trouble can all pose barriers to men engaging fully in the transformational process of and FVIP. In this one day training, Men Stopping Violence will examine strategies to balance supporting men in difficult situations and the necessity of maintaining intervention program expectations for these men.

Proposed location: Crosspointe Church – 110 Northside Drive Valdosta, GA 31602

Jan
19
Fri
Because We Have Daughters Facilitator Training @ Men Stopping Violence
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day

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:

  • A detailed facilitation guide
  • A model BWHD session
  • An instructional DVD
  • A template to help design your own BWHD session
Feb
8
Thu
Advanced Facilitation and Group Management Skills @ Martin Toyota Conference Room
Feb 8 all-day

Family Violence Intervention Programs face unique facilitation challenges. These challenges potentially deter from the educational benefit of class and derail the accountability process. Ensuring accountability within class requires balancing support for men and doing our best to ensure victim safety. Often men enter our classes with uncertainty and sometimes outright resistance. Some of these men may attempt to sabotage or manipulate the class structure. In this one day training, Men Stopping Violence will introduce facilitation and group management skills proven to address facilitation challenges, develop a productive class culture, and model conflict resolution skills to class participants.

Proposed location: Martin Toyota Conference Room – 3150 Milton Martin Toyota Way, Gainesville

Apr
17
Tue
Focusing on Sexual Violence as a Tactic of Control: Teaching Sexual Respect through FVIPs @ Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Apr 17 all-day

Sexual violence accompanies physical and psychological violence as tactics used by men referred to Family Violence Intervention Programs, but is often de-emphasized in comparison.

A de-emphasis on sexual violence may be a result of facilitator discomfort discussing the issue or a lack of understanding about how sexual violence relates to other abusive tactics. In this day long workshop, Men Stopping Violence will share its definition of male sexual violence, explore tactics on the spectrum of sexual violence, and provide tools to teach sexual respect in Family Violence Intervention Programs.

Proposed location: Georgia Public Safety Training Center – 108 Sunshine Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31405