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Dear Members and Friends of WWP EN,
we are looking forward to a very active time with a series of WWP EN events and workshops: In October we will have our Annual Workshop in Krakow, followed by the Study Visit in the beginning of November in Florence and the Regional Meeting at the very end of November in Antwerp. Last but not least those events are surrounded by the monthly WWP EN Webinars, every first Tuesday a month.
 
Members‘ section
We are glad to tell you, that the network is further growing: We are now alltogether 44 Members of WWP EN. Find short descriptions of our new members in the member’s section of this newsletter.
Furthermore we are happy to present more detailed two of our member organisations: The Institute of Violence Prevention from Poland, host of this year’s Annual Workshop and C.A.M. from Italy, host of this year’s Study Visit.
 
Webinars
We are glad to announce our upcoming next webinar dates: 1.11., 6.12. and as special date 20.12. always at 11 CET. See below for more details.
 
Annual Workshop
We are looking forward to the Annual Workshop at October 12-14th in the beautiful and historical city of Krakow. Find more information about the Annual Workshop below.
 
Regional Meeting
La Réunion Régionale, 30 Novembre - Decembre 1
(english version below)
Nous tenons à développer un réseau organisant ces programmes pour les auteurs de violences, dans les pays et régions francophones.
La réunion régionale est prévue le mercredi 30 Novembre et jeudi, Decembre 1, à Anvers – Belgique. Plus d’informations plus bas dans le texte.
 
French Speaking Regional Meeting, 30 November - 1 December
We would like to invite you to a regional meeting for perpetrator programmes or specialised women's support services from French speaking regions or countries from 30th November to the 1st December 2016 in Anvers – Belgium. Find more information below.
 
Study Visit
The Study Visit 2016 with a small group of 8 participants will take place in Florence, Italy, from 7th - 9th of November. More information

WWP EN Partner Services and Partnerships Questionnaire
We are looking at best practice and developing guidance on Victim safety in perpetrator work, Partner services for  perpetrator programmes, and Relationships between the specialised women's support and perpetrator services. More Information

Upcoming Conferences
Safe-the Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016 is Respect’s National Practitioner Network Event: Perpetrators: Innovations in Practice and Policy. Read more

Recent publications
Find some links to recent publications related to Gender Equality and Domestic Violence below.
 
Training possibilities
Find more information below about training DVD’s provided by The Home of the Duluth Model.
 
Funding possibilities
If you are looking for funding possibilities, you should have a look at the current EC funding call here.
 
I look forward to seeing you in our next webinars or in person at the network’s Annual Workshop in Cracow, Poland.
 
Best wishes
Paula
Communication and Membership Manager, WWP EN
 
The next WWP EN newsletter will be published approximately in December.
 
Your news are part of our news
You’ve got important news about programs or projects, conference announcements, recent research or latest publications to share with our members and friends? Please don’t hesitate to send an Email to paula.heinrich@work-with-perpetrators.eu
Members‘ section
We are glad to present our three recent Members:
 
Vive Zene Tuzla, Citizen Association
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vive Zene is a non-governmental organisation established in 1994 during the war, supported by women from Dortmund, Germany. The main focus is on pscho-social assistance and support to victims of war, torture and vioelence, and to strengthen the capacity of other organisations and institutions and represent a multidisciplinary, democrativ and participatory approach in working with traumatized families and individuals. Vive Zene with their multi-disciplinary team today provides an effective psychosocial support through treatment family therapy, individual and group psychotherapy, medical care, social and legal consultation and teaching, in the center and community. Find more information on the website.

FMS – The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters
Helsinki, Finland
The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters, founded in 1945, is a nationwide child welfare organisation, that helps children and families in difficult and insecure situations and prevents domestic violence.
The Federation is the central organisation for its 30 member associations. The member associations across Finland maintain 10 mother and child homes, six homes focussing on treatment of drug and alcohol-related problems and 11 shelters. Work with perpetrators is done in 16 member associations. Find more information on the website.
 
Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG) has been working on domestic violence issues since 2003 in Georgia. The organization provides legal consultation and psycho-social rehabilitation to the Domestic Violence survivors. AVNG has 9 regional committees and 5 sub-committees throughout Georgia. Find more information on the website.
Institute of Violence Prevention hosting this year’s Annual Workshop
The Institute of Violence Prevention works to prevent domestic violence by means of establishing conditions for perpetrators to change their behaviour as well as through prophylactic and educational work.
 
The Institute of Violence Prevention operates as small company and its team consists of professionals in the field of domestic violence: perpetrators programme facilitators, supervisors in the field of domestic violence, psychotherapist, probation officer and lawer.
 
The activity of the Institute was initiated by Marek Prejzner in 2001, while introducing the concept and practice of programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence in Poland, which were based on the American experiences of Duluth Programmes. Trainings, seminars, lectures and consultancy on methods of work with perpetrators, based in practice, resulted in development of first Polish programmes dedicated to domestic violance perpetrators.
 
The Institute of Violence Prevention conducts training courses for perpetrator programme facilitators and different types of public institution’s workers who work with perpetrators of domestic violence,
including: Social Services Institutions, Court and Prison Officers, Police, Regional Social Policy Council, District Family Support Centres, Crisis Intervention Centres as well as other social protection and inclusion units.
 
The team of the Institute of Violence Prevention established in 2015 the Foundation Dialogue Without Violence to support and develop the perpetrators programmmes led in the cooperation with public institutions.
 
Find more information online: http://duluth.pl/english-version/
http://dialogbezprzemocy.pl/about-foundation-dialogue-without-violence/

 
Association Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (CAM) hosting WWP-EN 2016 Study visit in Florence.
Study visits are becoming a yearly tradition at WWP-EN. Every year an organization proposes a topic and an occasion to visit an organization working in the field of perpetrator programms as well as a space for exchange of practice and making new connections and sense of commnuty.
This years Study visist will be hosted by Association Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (C.A.M.) in Florence. The organization is a founding member of WWP and started it’s activity in 2009 as the first perpetrator programme in Italy. Its principle activities are in the area of social assistance, social and health related issues, in the area of training and in the promotion of civil rights. In particular its main focus of activity is in the area of contrast and intervention and preventions of themes of violence against women and children promoting programs of change for men that are violent in interpersonal relationships, with a specific interest in fathering. The Association promotes this programs with the aim of eliminating male violence against women and children and to ensure victim safety and promoting social change.
Since 2010 the Tuscan Region has supported an innovative model for E.R. intervention on domestic violence. This started initially in the hospital of city of Grosseto and data on screening for violence shooted from 15 cases in 2009 to 466 in 2010 after having started the “Rose Code” protocol. From an initial experimental project, the Tuscan Region has now extended this model to all of the hospitals throughout the Region. The name of the project is “Rose Code” and it encompasses a protocol among various Institutions (law enforcement, Judicial system, Women’ Centers, Social services and recently perpetrator programs) to sustain all victims of violence that pass through the E.R. There has been some rather animated debate on the issue of focusing not only on gender violence, but at the moment the legal definition has been used and it encompasses all types of victims (children, elderly etc.).  In August 2016 parlament passed a bill that confirms the intention to extend “Rose Code” procedures to all of the country. There has been a lively debate on issues of women’s agency in pressing charges and legal requirments of the public health care system. In our study visit we will focus on screening for violence in the health care system and illustrating and visiting the “Rose Code” in Florence.  We will highlight some of the contradiction of this system echoing Instambul Convention ambivalencies.
We will also present an overview of the global italian system and of the model that we are using with incoming men in terms of group work.
Find more information about CAM at the website.

 
News from the Annual Workshop
This month we are happy to announce that our Annual Workshop's ahead! For the place of the meeting we have chosen beautiful and historical city of Krakow, the date is October 12-14th, just to remind to anyone inscribed. The majority of our work during the event will focus on the issue of the standards in perpetrators programs. Participants will be able to choose between 8 different workshops and panels and the program is varied and intense!
 
We will be working on such issues as possible joint social and informative campaing on a European scale addresing the problem of gendered violence, we will discuss the question of why we need to seek and be provided with personal support as care providers ourselves, we will take a closer look at the practice of perpetrators program functioning in Germany and at the recommendations based on Jyvaskyla model; we will consider basic risk and threat assestment. And this is only a part of the agenda.
 
In the evening of the second day of the conference we will be socializing and dining together in the old city center, just next to the charming main square. And significant part of participants takes advantage of being in Krakow not only to enjoy the Annual Workshop but as well to enjoy this beatiful city, staying longer for a day or two. We are happy to inform that after closing application process it is clear that we've got almost 90 applications registered and more than 80 participants attending. This will be for sure the Annual Workshop to remember!

 
Study Visit
The Study Visit 2016 will take place in Florence Italy from the 7th to the 9th of November. During the meeting, the small group of 8 participants will get acquainted with the experiences of the Centro Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (C.A.M.) for their work with perpetrators. We are looking forward to an inspiring and informative meeting. To get impressions of the last year’s Study Visits you can have a look at our website: http://www.work-with-perpetrators.eu/index.php?id=121

 
Réunion Régionale, 30 Novembre - Decembre 1
Le WWP-EN veut construire un réseau dans lequel les partenaires se rencontrent pour échanger les bonnes pratiques et établir un partenariat.
Nous savons que le travail avec les auteurs de violences conjugales est spécifique et souvent difficile. Le Réseau offre la possibilité de se soutenir mutuellement, de fournir des stratégies de solutions, de discuter de cas problématiques.
Nous croyons qu'il est tellement important de promouvoir la communication et le partage d’expérience au niveau régional, national et européen.
Ainsi un de nos objectifs majeurs est le soutien et le développement de ces réseaux, y compris l'organisation de réunions régionales, telle que celle à laquelle nous vous invitons cordialement.
Nous tenons à développer un réseau organisant ces programmes pour les auteurs de violences, dans les pays et régions francophones.
 
La réunion régionale est prévue le mercredi 30 Novembre et jeudi, Decembre 1, à l'adresse suivante: "Family Justice Centre Antwerpen ' - Lange Lozanastraat 223 - 2018 Anvers - Belgique
 
Pour vous inscrire e si vous souhaitez plus d'informations, contactez: Pascale Franck - Pascale.FRANCK@provincieantwerpen.be
 
Dans l'espoir d'avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir les 30 Novembre et 1 Decembre à Anvers.
 
Bien cordialement.
 
French Speaking Regional Meeting, 30 November - 1 December
WWP EN would like to build networks where projects can meet to exchange good practice and build partnerships. We know that domestic violence work, including work with perpetrators, is a specialism and often difficult area of work. Our Network offers spaces for mutual: support; problem solving and discussion on complex cases.
We believe that it is vital to promote communication and the sharing of experience on local, national and a European level. Thus, one of our major objectives is to support the development of these networks, including organising regional meetings such as this one. To this end, we would like to invite you to a regional meeting for perpetrator programmes or specialised women's support services from French speaking regions or countries.
When?
30th November to the 1st December 2016 - starts on the Wednesday at 12:00 and finishes Thursday 13:00
Where?
"Family Justice Centre Antwerpen ' - Lange Lozanastraat 223 - 2018 Anvers - Belgium
Contact -
Pascale.FRANCK@provincieantwerpen.be

 
Webinars
We are glad to announce our upcoming webinar dates: There is a WWP EN webinar at 11:00 CET each first Tuesday a month. Additionally in view of the strong demand, we will repeat the webinar with Alessandra Pauncz: Working with the Media and Communication on Tuesday, 20th December. Save the upcoming webinar dates: 1.11., 6.12. and 20.12. always at 11:00 CET. Invitations will be send out to members always the week in before.

Upcoming webinars:
  • Tuesday, 1st November at 11 CET: Helena Päivinen & Juha Holma: Positioning as a tool in working with perpetrators
  • Tuesday, 6th December at 11 CET: Dave Morran: First Steps: Engaging with men who abuse their partners.
  • Tuesday, 20th December at 11 CET: Alessandra Pauncz: Working with the Media and Communication.
Read the abstracts of the next three webinars online here
We look forward to meeting you in the webinars. Please contact us, if you don’t receive our invitation emails to the webinars and would like to participate. Please don’t hesitate to send an Email to Paula Heinrich if you have any further questions.
WWP EN Partner Services and Partnerships Questionnaire
We are looking at best practice and developing guidance on:
  • Victim safety in perpetrator work,
  • Partner services for  perpetrator programmes, and
  • Relationships between the specialised women's support and perpetrator services.
The first step is to get information from WWP EN projects. We have written a survey which we invite you to fill in. Tell us as much or as little as you can. You just go to the link and fill out the questionnaire online. It should take about 20 minutes.
https://www.soscisurvey.de/WWPENMapping/
Please be aware that questions 4.4 and 4.5 are the same question so you only need to answer one of these (thank you to my eagle-eyed colleagues for spotting this for me).
The deadline for responses is Monday 24th October 2016.
Any questions or problems, please contact me at nina.george@work-with-perpetrators.eu

Nina George
Research and Development Manager, WWP EN
Respect’s National Practitioner Network Event: Perpetrators: Innovations in Practice and Policy
At the Respect’s National Practitioner Network Event: Perpetrators: Innovations in Practice and Policy, on Tuesday, 1st November, Professor Liz Kelly of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University, will present the ongoing lessons from the Mirabal research into Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes (DVPPs) and how to turn the learning into practice.
Also presenting is Nina George, WWP EN Research and Development Manager, who will introduce the Impact toolkit which measures programme efficacy and outcomes, with results centrally analysed by University of Bristol.
Click here for more information and link to the online booking form.
Latest reports and publications:
  • Journal of Gender-Based Violence (JGBV), the first international journal based in Europe to show case the work of scholars across disciplinary and topic boundaries, and from a range of methodologies. Editor-in-Chief: Marianne Hester, University of Bristol, UK. JGBV is now accepting papers. More Information here.
  • “Building Safer Communities through Systemic Approaches to Violence Prevention – A Toolkit for Participatory Safety Planning”, 2015, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Click here
  • "Konzept zur Gewaltprävention und zum Gewaltschutz von besonders vulnerablen Gruppen in Unterkünften für Geflüchtete” (Concept for Violence Prevention and Protection for particularly vulnerable groups – women, children and LGBTI*Q - among refugees in camps/houses in Germany), 2016, published by the Office for Women‘ s and Equality Affairs of the City of Giessen. See here.
Training possibilities
The Home of the Duluth Model is providing some trainings as DVDs, e.g. Men, Battering and Change. Domestic Violence: Tools for Dialogue. And Building a Coordinated Community Response: The History of the Duluth Model. Find more information here.
Funding possibilities
If you are looking for funding possibilities, you should have a look at the restricted action grants to support national information, Awarenessraising and education activities aimed at preventing and combating violence against women. More information about the call here.
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