Changing Men, Changing Lives (CMCL) is a culturally specific program for Christian men who use intimate partner violence. CMCL is a supplement to Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter (CPC). A prerequisite for attendance at this training is completion of the three-day CPC Training.
Facilitators have frequently shared that Christian men with conservative religious beliefs often do not respect or respond to a process involving non-Christian facilitators who hold different spiritual beliefs. Facilitators who were unfamiliar with scripture were challenged to respond to biblical verses and frequently, one of two things happened: the participant engaged in vigorous religious debate or disengaged himself from the discussion altogether. Either way, a class participant could avoid dealing with his controlling beliefs. His religious justifications for abuse stayed intact because scripture became untouchable in class. A program that avoids dialogue about scripture greatly reduces the effectiveness of nonviolence classes for Christian Men who batter. They are left without the critical thinking and reflection that is essential to shifting core beliefs and changing abusive behavior. Two of CMCL’s flagship verses are: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”, Romans 12:2 and, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”, 2 Corinthians 10:5.
- Group process – Co-facilitation/modeling equality, dialogue, hierarchy, curriculum layout
- Complementarianism and its connection to men’s control, abuse, and oppression of women
- Egalitarianism and its connection to love, respect, and mutuality
- Patriarchy, Hierarchy, Headship, Submission
- Masculinity, Jesus, Love
- 5R’s change process: repentance, remorse, restitution, restoration, reconciliation
- Use of the Control Log/Video to analyze abusive behavior and promote dialogue
- Use of the Equality Log to analyze respectful behavior and promote dialogue
- Speaking the truth in love – developing a culture of Compassion & Accountability
- Separation, Divorce (Broken Vows), Forgiveness
- Do’s and Don’ts
Any and all training and/or conference materials related to the Duluth Model and provided during training, conferences, or as provided online at www.theduluthmodel.org may only be used by participants to facilitate groups locally in accordance with the local classes or groups they provide. All DAIP materials are the sole property of DAIP and these may not be copied, reproduced or otherwise used to train others on our curriculum, our model or work or in connection with any offer of certification on the curriculum, implied or otherwise. Using the materials in this manner is not only a violation of DAIP copyright rights, but may also be a violation of your individual state/local agency rules for certification.
Online registration: Add this item to your cart.
Phone registration: Call us toll-free at 1-866-417-6111, option 1.
Fax or mail registration: registration and order form
Fax number: 218-722-0779
Conducted by national and experienced trainers of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs.
Please DO NOT make any arrangements until you receive a confirmation message from DAIP via email. You will receive an online notification of your payment but your confirmation message will be sent in one to three days after your payment has been received.
The Zoom link will open at 8:30 AM each day. Training days typically last from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
All times are specified in the Central Time Zone.
9 AM in Duluth, MN converts to:
- New York/Eastern: 10 AM
- Chicago/Central: 9 AM
- Denver/Mountain: 8 AM
- California/Pacific: 7 AM
Refunds (minus a $75 service charge) will be granted for cancellations at least two weeks before the event.
Contact us at 1-866-417-6111, option 1 or email@example.com.