Peace@Home Domestic Violence Workshop June 1 & 8


5/24/2010

Peace@Home will take place Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. in Central Sq., Cambridge. This free program is focused on helping men – especially men of color – talk with other men about domestic violence, its effect on families and its effects in our communities.

We’ll have healthy (and tasty) snacks and refreshments, door prizes and a raffle for people who complete the two-session training. To register, please contact Peace Commission Director Brian Corr 617.349.4694 or bcorr@cambridgema.gov as soon as possible as registration is limited to 15 men!

Peace@Home is a project of the Cambridge Peace Commission, and is funded by the Men’s Health League –
a collaboration by Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Cambridge Health Alliance and the Cambridge Family YMCA.

What is Peace@Home ?
It’s about “Men Talking to Men about Violence Where It Hurts the Most.” Using a train-the-trainer model, this program is a pilot for a new way of men talking with men about domestic violence and the impact it has on men’s health, our relationships, and our communities. Funded by the Men’s Health League – a collaboration by Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Cambridge Family YMCA – this will be during Men’s Health Month.

What will I get out of Peace@Home ?
We believe that men need to be reached as partners in solving the problem of domestic violence – rather than as perpetrators. These two 90-minute workshops will use a “train-the-trainer model.” We’ll talk as peers in a small, all-male group so that we can talk honestly and frankly. We’ll share ideas, beliefs, and experiences – as well as focusing on effective communication with those we know.

What will Peace@Home cover?
Session One, June 1: Men, Violence, & Peace at Home
   1.  Definitions of manhood, masculinity, and violence                                 
   2.  What kind of violence do we see most often? What does City of Cambridge data show us?
   3.  What is domestic violence?
   4.  If I am not violent, how does domestic violence affect me?
Session Two, June 8: Peace, Violence, & Your Health
   1.  Violence is a public health crisis
   2.  Violence and your health: Making the link – Stress, heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety, mental health
   3.  Health disparities that affect men of color
   4.  Getting involved and getting engaged: What to do with this information and how to spread the word

Good health makes us better fathers, sons and partners.

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