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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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