TRAININGS & OUTREACH.
We provide a multitude of different trainings and community education for professionals, agencies, and other organizations. In accordance with our mission and outreach efforts, we seek to spread as much awareness and education as possible in our local and national communities through our free and low-cost trainings.
We offer a multitude of different trainings covering a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to: understanding domestic violence, managing stress, and risk assessment.
FREE TRAININGS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION.
We offer a wide variety of free Community Trainings and Education for the general public, professionals, agencies, and other organizations on a variety of issues. We can do a 2-hour, 4-hour, 6-hour, or multi-day training, depending on your needs. Most of our trainings are offered completely free of charge, depending on the topic, audience, and training requirements. In accordance with our mission and outreach efforts, we seek to spread as much awareness and education as possible in our local and national communities through our free and low-cost trainings.
Below is a brief list of some of the trainings currently available:
Understanding domestic violence
Mental health issues in domestic violence
Determining when and how to modify no contact orders between offenders and victims
The relationships and communication between probation offices and batterer intervention providers, and the coordinated community response
Anger Management vs. Batterer Intervention
Effectiveness of Batterer Intervention
Batterer Intervention 101
How to Screen for Domestic Violence
Common Personality Traits of Abusers
Domestic Violence Assessment
Drugs and Alcohol and Domestic Violence
We can also consult and generate a list of other topics of interest for your organization
For additional information about our Community Trainings, please contact our office by phone or email.
WORKING WITH ABUSIVE
We offer a 40 hour training semi-annually on working with abusive men, featuring Dr. Christopher Huffine. This training meets the state requirements for individuals facilitating batterer intervention groups. This training is held in the spring and fall each year. Space is limited, so please contact our office for registration information. You may also download the most recent training brochure for additional training details.
Our next Working with Abusive Men training featuring Chris Huffine, Psy.D. will be held on September 20-22, 2023 and October 25-27, 2023.
THE ALLIES CURRICULUM:
AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL
The Allies in Change curriculum for working with abusive men is integrative in two different senses of the word. First, it incorporates and builds upon evidence based and theoretically informed practices from a number of models including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, the Duluth curriculum, risk/needs/responsivity, feminist theory, and the writings of John Gottman, Terrence Real, and Patricia Evans, among others. It incorporates these into a comprehensive, sophisticated and nuanced analysis of what causes and can help stop abusive behavior that provides a more individualized intervention to this work rather than a “one size fits all” approach. It does this by helping abusive men become more integrative--within themselves, with others, and within their closest relationships. It accomplishes this by identifying and changing underlying pro-abuse beliefs while also teaching additional self-awareness, self-management, and interpersonal skills. It is designed to work closely with others who may be involved with the abusive man including his partner, the courts, probation, child welfare, mental health professionals, and others who may be providing his victim support and services such as victim advocates and mental health providers. This curriculum has been evolving for over thirty years with constructive input from dozens of professionals who have used it with thousands of abusive men.
This training is held in the spring and fall each year. Space is limited, so please contact our office for registration information. You may also download the most recent training brochure.
Our next The Allies Curriculum: An Integrative Model training featuring Chris Huffine, Psy.D. will be held on October 24-27, 2023.
Wonderful training participants share their enthusiasm for
Working with Abusive Men.
"This was one of the best trainings I have ever been to. Thanks so much!"
"This presentation offers an honest, well informed, and exciting approach!"
"This training must be a prerequisite to working not only with this particular target, but working with victims and all involved in provider service to families affected by domestic violence."