Wheels for ChangeWhat's Working 




July 18-20, 2016 - Duluth, MN ------- Facilitated by Carol Thompson and Lyle Wildes


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The training is perfect for anyone who is starting a batterer intervention program, who is new to men’s non-violence group facilitation, or who has been facilitating for a while and would like to refresh their insight and information. We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum, or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions, to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context may productively challenge and change how you perceive and practice the work.



 Additional training opportunities scheduled in 2016



Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter - Comprehensive



Creating a Process of Change for Christian Men Who Batter - Changing Men Changing Lives 



Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter - Advanced  



Coordinating a Community Response 



In Our Best Interest 



Turning Points - Working with who have used violence: A Group Process




"Can he change?  What would it take for him to change?" - A new framework for advocates to help battered women better understand why men are abusive and what it would take for them to change- Facilitated by Melissa Petrangelo Scaia, M.P.A. and Scott Miller


Watch a replay and download the handouts from the Free Video Conference on December 17, 2015  


Battered women often seek to understand why the men who say they love them are also violent and abusive to them.  This live video conference will provide advocates with a tool and framework to help battered women better understand why men are abusive and what it would take for men who batter to change.    



Distinguishing between "the Duluth Model", a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and a Men's Non-Violence Program


In this webinar, Scott Miller and Melissa Petrangelo Scaia discused the difference between:

  • The Duluth Model
  • A Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and
  • Our men's non-violence program (batterer intervention program)


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Duluth Blueprint for Safety

Duluth Blueprint for SafetyOn Thursday, January 29, 2015, the City of Duluth and six criminal justice agencies announced the adoption of a new collective domestic violence policy. The Blueprint for Safety strengthens the city’s Duluth Model coordinated community response to domestic violence cases.


The City of Duluth was selected in 2011 as one of three national sites for the Blueprint for Safety Adaptation Demonstration Initiative, a project of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with Praxis International, a national training organization with offices in Duluth and St. Paul. (Other sites are New Orleans, LA, and Shelby County/Memphis, TN). Duluth is the second of the three demonstration sites to adapt the successful St. Paul Blueprint for Safety, developed in Minnesota in 2010.


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Future Policy Award 2014

"The Duluth Model": Coordinated Community Response (CCR) wins prestigious international prize for best policy worldwide

Out of 25 international nominations, the "Duluth Model" was the only policy to be awarded the 2014 Future Policy Award for Ending Violence against Women and Girls, or Gold Award. The Future Policy Award is the only international award which recognizes policies rather than people, and the "Duluth Model" is the first humanitarian policy to be honored in the history of the award.

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