The Uncommon Man

September 14, 2008

MRI Convenes Expanded Practicum Group

Many of the participants from MRI's 2008 Springfield Men As Allies training have chosen to attend ongoing practicum meetings, joining members of the 2007 training participants who gather monthly for continued...

  • Support for personal and professional application of strategies and skills learned in the training
  • Development of new projects and community mobilization strategies
  • Technical assistance for implementation of individual and group goals for violence prevention and positive masculinity
  • Improvement of group and community leadership skills
  • Networking and collaboration among different sectors, agencies, and organizations

    Practicum projects currently in development or implementation include:

  • Program Mapping Project and Springfield Roundtable: Connecting Advocates Of Family Violence Prevention And Positive Masculinity
  • Young Men Reading To Children
  • Development of Community Mobilization Plan, which includes:
    Annual "Ending Men's Violence" Round-table/Conference
    Men's Community Mobilization
    Young Men's Leadership Institute
    Boys' Awareness Programs

    MRI trainings and practicum meetings are steps towards a larger multi-sector community mobilization plan for engaging men and boys in violence prevention in Springfield.

    Posted by Daniel at September 14, 2008 12:42 PM

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