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Two training opportunities in one week:



Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter - Comprehensive


September 12-14, 2016 - Duluth, MN

Facilitated by Carol Thompson and Lyle Wildes


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The training is perfect for anyone who is starting a batterer intervention program, who is new to men’s non-violence group facilitation, or who has been facilitating for a while and would like to refresh their insight and information. We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum, or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions, to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context may productively challenge and change how you perceive and practice the work.



Domestic violence Turning Points training - Facilitating groups with women who use violence In intimate partner relationships


September 15-16, 2016 - Duluth, MN

Facilitated by Laura Connelly and Melissa Petrangelo Scaia


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Since the implementation of mandatory arrest policies there has been in increase in the arrest of women in cases of domestic violence. Are the women who are being arrested batterers, resisting battering, or neither?  This 2-day training will explore the answers to that question. To be effective, interventions for women who use violence must address the contextual factors of women’s lives. This training will increase your understanding of women’s use of violence in intimate relationships and the most effective interventions in these cases.  This training will address the prosecution, advocacy, and court-mandated group process response for women who use violence in intimate relationships.




Additional Training Opportunities in 2016 


Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter - Comprehensive



In Our Best Interest 



Domestic Violence Turning Points Training - Facilitating Groups with Women Who Use Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships





Distinguishing between "the Duluth Model", a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and a Men's Non-Violence Program


In this webinar, Scott Miller and Melissa Petrangelo Scaia discused the difference between:

  • The Duluth Model
  • A Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and
  • Our men's non-violence program (batterer intervention program)


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Duluth Blueprint for Safety

Duluth Blueprint for SafetyOn Thursday, January 29, 2015, the City of Duluth and six criminal justice agencies announced the adoption of a new collective domestic violence policy. The Blueprint for Safety strengthens the city’s Duluth Model coordinated community response to domestic violence cases.


The City of Duluth was selected in 2011 as one of three national sites for the Blueprint for Safety Adaptation Demonstration Initiative, a project of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with Praxis International, a national training organization with offices in Duluth and St. Paul. (Other sites are New Orleans, LA, and Shelby County/Memphis, TN). Duluth is the second of the three demonstration sites to adapt the successful St. Paul Blueprint for Safety, developed in Minnesota in 2010.


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Future Policy Award 2014

"The Duluth Model": Coordinated Community Response (CCR) wins prestigious international prize for best policy worldwide

Out of 25 international nominations, the "Duluth Model" was the only policy to be awarded the 2014 Future Policy Award for Ending Violence against Women and Girls, or Gold Award. The Future Policy Award is the only international award which recognizes policies rather than people, and the "Duluth Model" is the first humanitarian policy to be honored in the history of the award.

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