The Gateway Project curriculum is an evolution in abuse intervention programming. This highly interactive curriculum takes a nuanced approach to applying a feminist frame to intervention work in a way that is relevant to communities that face layered oppressions. The curriculum was developed with and for abusive partners in Baltimore City, Maryland, where the program has a high representation of low-income, African American clients. It is designed to serve any under-resourced or marginalized community by using an intersectional perspective, providing teaching materials that are mindful of literacy levels and respectfully working with abusive partners in a way that appreciates the totality of their identities while helping them develop the understanding and skills they need to change. House of Ruth Maryland is proud to offer this new curriculum as a next step toward ending intimate partner violence in all communities and helping all families live safely and free from fear. This training provides participants with the context of the program, detailed training on the curriculum, and guidance on how to facilitate it.
In this four day training experience participants will learn:
*The history of abuse intervention work and the Gateway Project
*How to identify and address our own bias and beliefs about abusive partners
*The structure and content of the Gateway Project Curriculum
*Helpful tips and tricks for facilitating groups
*And much more!
Tuesday June 11th – Friday June 14th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Community Engagement Center
2521 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Many Gateway Project participants come from communities where crime and violence are prevalent. They have grown up in a social environment in which an early violent death is the norm, in which trauma and fear are woven into every aspect of their existence. We have come to believe that to successfully engage someone around the issue of intimate partner violence, the content and activities must be framed within the context of their lives as they present to us; specifically: respect vs oppression, parenting, sexual abuse, and community. Training participants are asked to remain open minded and to examine their own biases; as Facilitators in an abuse intervention program and as a member of their larger communities.
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