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

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

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