OUR PROGRAMS

We believe that the personal and societal change of men who use violence and the institutions that support their abuse starts with us. We offer a wide variety of classes to educate, change behavior, and increase advocacy.

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Men at Work

For 35 years, Men Stopping Violence (MSV) has conducted a 24-week educational course available to all men who are interested in exploring the issue of violence against women. This course is certified by the State of Georgia and covers how men can choose to be part of a movement to create safe communities for women and girls.

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Young Men Stopping Violence

MSV’s newest program is in prototype status. We have identified connecting and influencing men and boys at younger ages to foster the best opportunities for healthy relationship establishment, identifying toxic and unhealthy behavior, and building confidence to be outspoken ambassadors and advocates for change. 

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Anger Management

Our Anger Management program is designed to help individuals understand and manage their anger effectively.  It provides them with strategies to express their feelings and needs assertively in situations that commonly trigger anger, thereby promoting healthier and more productive responses.

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Reclaim and Rise Aftercare

Our Reclaim and Rise Aftercare program offers support for men who have previously completed either the Men At Work or Tactics and Choices classes and struggling with various issues like substance abuse, anger, and other personal challenges.  This group provides a safe and supportive environment where men can share their experiences and learn from one another while developing healthier coping strategies.

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Tactics and Choices

Men Stopping Violence, in conjunction with the DeKalb County Magistrate Court, provides a twice-monthly class for some men who have been arrested for domestic violence offenses in DeKalb County. The class examines men’s use of abusive and intimidating tactics against women, and tactics used to enforce and maintain power and control. Using videos and other educational materials prompts men to engage in a dialogue that explores their behavioral choices.

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Campus Sexual Violence

This program provides an 8-week public education training on college campuses to inform students on resources, reporting on/off campus, healthy relationships, and dynamics of sexual assault with the goal of lessening acceptance of dating abuse and violence and decreasing sexual assaults on college campuses.  It is our hope that in addition, this program will work towards creating a safe, supportive campus environment through advocacy and collaboration with local community organizations.

MEN EDUCATED ON CHANGING ABUSIVE AND CONTROLLING BEHAVIORS

MEN & FAMILIES IMPACTED ANNUALLY THROUGH EVENTS AND TRAINING

TEENS REACHED THROUGH YOUNG MEN STOPPING VIOLENCE

Testimonials

MSV has phenomenally impacted my son. My son has learned so much from the organization and has utilized his knowledge to become a better leader, advocate and young man in his family, community and school. His advocacy to end violence against women and girls has positively inspired and changed the lives of others.

For me, Men Stopping Violence really stood out as an organization because of its approach to domestic violence prevention: through education. Through learning, people are able to better understand the root causes of their actions and also able to improve their coping strategies during intense emotional times. Teaching encourages self-reflection and empathy, and MSV uses this to help reframe the perspectives of abusers. I have never worked with an organization that works so actively within their community in a way that not only helps people today but also ends the cycle of abuse that would have affected generations to come. I am drawn to volunteer with MSV because, beyond supporting their mission, I firmly believe in their approach to building a safer world and I am happy to contribute in any way I can.

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