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Thursday, March 5

8:00am PST

Beyond Violence: A Prevention Program for Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System
This training provides an introduction to a new evidence-based, manualized curriculum for women in jails, prisons, community corrections, and the larger community. This trauma-informed curriculum is aimed at reducing aggression, regulating anger and helping women to develop ways of living that are incompatible with violence. It uses the Social-Ecological Model to understand and contextualize violence. This four-level model of violence prevention considers the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community, and societal factors. It addresses the factors that put people at risk for experiencing and/or perpetuating violence, and incorporates women’s experiences as victims and perpetrators of violence. This model of violence prevention is used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and was used in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) research on women in prison. This is the first evidence-based curriculum on this topic and is suitable for use in community corrections, as well as institutional settings. The curriculum consists of 20 sessions (2 hours per session) and incorporates a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies (i.e., psycho-education, role playing, mindfulness activities, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and grounding skills for trauma). Two versions of this curriculum will be shared during the session: Beyond Violence: A Prevention Program for Criminal-Justice Involved Women and Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women which is designed for women in community-based settings. During this training session, attendees will participate in some of the interactive exercises, such as calming and grounding exercises, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and role playing activities. All activities will be voluntary and will vary in individual and small-group format. Attendees will also view portions of a film entitled What I Want My Words to Do to You that is used in the curriculum and displays both women’s stories of their experiences with violence and core components of the intervention.


Stephanie Covington

Center for Gender and Justice

Gina Fedock

Michigan State University

Thursday March 5, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm PST

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