Spring STOP Sessions

We had our intro to STOP this evening and the attendance was quite good. We had 14 men come and start the journey to self discovery and healthy relationships. We are proud to host this program and all these men! There is a broad spectrum of age, culture and backgrounds. I am excited to start and look forward to the rest of the sessions.

The First Unit, What is Abuse went well. The group numbers went from 14 to 11 with one absentee. The group covered what is abuse and we found this group to be pretty good at identifying the different types of abuse, in the past we found psychological and spiritual lacking but not this time. The guys were able to come up with examples of all of the categories of abuse, very impressive. We heard through the check out that they were excited to begin this process and were happy to be able to express themselves with men who are experiencing the same things.

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Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg
We are continuously called to remind the men in the Kelowna group that violence is not just physical. Several members have struggl... Read More
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Great Program

I had the honour of being a co-facilitator a few years ago and it was an amazing experience both as a facilitator and as a woman learning the insides of domestic violence through a male's perception.
I saw men come in as victims of their past or victims of labels placed upon them, walk out as warriors who wanted to make a difference in their lives as well as thier family and others. I witnessed first hand multiple changes in both the men and their partners who joined in with the ladies groups.
This program is not an anger management program. It is not a program to "fix" you. The Stop program is designed to educate and provide different skills, perceptions and cognitive challenges to allow personal growth to all who attend.
I would welcome the opportunity to work within this program again and many of the individuals that require further counselling afterwards. A great program!
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Hello my name is Wayne Hughes and I am currently co-facilitating our STOP program in Prince George. I am proud of the work we do here and I hope you are proud of the work you do. Please feel free to blog your expereinces facilitating or working with men and women involved in abuse and domestic violence.

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I encourage everyone to join the community and start journalling your experience
Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:03
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