With nearly 90% of men who cause harm to Native women and children in New Mexico being Native American themselves, it is important for our communities to think long-term in meeting the needs of our men who use violence in intimate partner relationships. State-funded batterer’s intervention programs are often used to re-educate, and support behavior change for those who have committed domestic violence. These programs typically cover core components of healthy relationships and the dynamics of intimate partner relationships that become abusive.
This training offers attendees the opportunity to learn about and engage in dialogue about tribal programs that are working safely and ethically with men around issues of gendered violence, power and control, and conceptual and therapeutic practices in facilitating men’s behavior change. This training examines best practices and strategies currently being implemented in tribal communities with cooperation from social service programs, domestic violence programs, behavioral health, law enforcement, tribal courts and tribal leadership.
Improve your professional and community-based practices by incorporating these essential principles into your work with men.
Attendees will explore and understand:
- Appropriate community responses that encourage accountability and support for men who use violence.
- Appropriate and culturally responsive ways of working with men for change.
- Key principles that underpin working with Native men who use violence.
- Philosophy and tribal principles for working with family and community to support the needs of those who have used violence within families.
- Essential theoretical and practice-based expertise for grounding behavior change in culture and community.