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Caminar Latino: A Comprehensive Intervention for Latino Families Affected by Domestic Violence
Presented by: Julia Perilla and Felipe Perez
This culturally specific intervention program for Latino men who batter emerged in direct response to the request of abused Latinas who were members of the first support and reflection group for Spanish-speaking women in Georgia. Caminar Latino uses a concientización (critical consciousness) model that includes information sharing, dialogue, and re-educational components regarding domestic violence and substance abuse. Its curriculum draws heavily from the model developed by CECEVIM and adapted to the realities and needs of the Latino population in Atlanta. This presentation will discuss the philosophical and theoretical framework of the program and provide the opportunity for participants to experience an actual session of the Intervention, through exercises, dialogue and discussion.
CORIAC Model in Mexico
Presented by: Roberto Garda
(This workshop will be presented in Spanish/Este taller se presentará en Español).
Workshop title: "El Proyecto de Hombres Renunciando a Su Violencia:
Una Experiencia Reeducativa con Hombres en México"
del Taller en Español:
Description in English:
y Control: Tácticas de Hombres que Abusan;
Presented by: Luis Aravena
Basado en las experiencias de años de trabajo aplicando el modelo de Duluth en grupos de hombres hispanos, este taller servirá tanto para presentar la versión en español del currículum y el video que lo acompaña, como también para practicar algunas de sus herramientas educacionales. Usando el método del educador brasileño Paulo Freire, este currículum provee a los facilitadores y las facilitadoras de grupos con un marco de trabajo para explorar y confrontar tanto los comportamientos abusivos, como las creencias con las cuales los hombres que abusan a sus parejas se justifican. Se mencionarán también elementos generales del modelo de Duluth o de Respuesta Comunitaria Coordinada a la violencia doméstica (CCR en inglés), del cual los grupos educacionales para hombres son parte.
Based on years of experience applying the Duluth model in groups with Hispanic men, this workshop will present the Spanish version of the Duluth model and the accompanying video, as well as provide an opportunity to experience some of the educational exercises. Using the method designed by the Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, this curriculum provides group facilitators a framework with which to explore and confront abusive behavior, as well as the beliefs used by abusers to justify their actions. This workshop will also mention general elements of the Duluth Model and the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic violence, which includes the educational groups for men
CECEVIM: A Culturally Appropriate Model for Working with Latino Abusers
Presented by: Antonio Ramirez
Working with ethnic groups requires an understanding of the group's culture, history and how subjectivity is created. This workshop explores CECEVIM's theoretical bases for understanding cultural, historical and psychological aspects about working with Latino abusers, as well as interventions based on that theory. CECEVIM's three theoretical foundations to promote dignity and democracy in intimate relationships are: gender analysis based on Latin American feminism, ecology and ancient spiritual teachings. CECEVIM is the "Centro de Capacitaciõn para Erradicar la Violencia Intrafamiliar Masculina" (the Training Center to Eradicate Masculine Intrafamily Violence).
National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Presented by: Luis Nieves-Rosa and Martin Ornelas-Quintero
Workshop title: "Amores que Matan: En la Búsqueda de un Modelo Teórico Para Trabajar con Hombres Latinos Gay que Maltratan a sus Parejas". (" Love that Kills: In Search for a Theoretical Model to Work with Latino Gay Men Who Batter Their Partners".)
Domestic Violence has been recognized as a serious problem between heterosexuals since the sixties. Led by the feminist movement, there are various theoretical models to address domestic violence within this population. More recently there have been efforts towards developing theoretical models addressing this issue with racial/ethnic minority communities. Only recently the mainstream Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community started developing programs to document Domestic Abuse among same-sex gender couples. Little is known about Domestic Abuse within the Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender. There have been some efforts to address this issue in recent years. In this workshop we will share: 1) what has been done to address this issue, 2) review what theoretical models have been used to address domestic violence among same-sex gender relationships, and 3) highlight the particular concerns in developing a model to work with Latino gay men who are batterers.