The Family Violence Intervention Program
Tapestri Men's Program works with immigrant and refugees in anti-violence prevention and intervention efforts.
Within our Men’s Program, we run a) a 24-week, court-mandated program called the Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP), which is certified by the State of Georgia. Our 24-week program is available to all men and for the participants who do not speak English, we secure an interpreter who speaks their native language.
Our Men’s Program is available to:
- Refugee men in the United States less than 5 years: Free
- All other men, including other immigrants, refugees in the U.S. more than 5 years, or native-born men: On a sliding scale
We translate all materials so that they are accessible to those with limited English proficiency. Our curriculum centers on understanding healthy relationships, the root causes of anger and violence, and healthier ways to express emotions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we adjusted our programs to meet the needs of our clients, and still proudly offer our virtual 24-week men's group, utilizing Zoom and interpreters for enrolled attendees.
Preventing violence before it begins is key to building sustainable safe communities. Our Men's Program encourages men to critically explore their cultural beliefs and dynamics that promote or enable violence. Experts conduct training and workshops on identifying healthy relationships and boundaries, the root causes of violence, and finding healthier ways to express emotion. Men are an essential component in the prevention of violence.
To proactively engage the community, Tapestri conducts community outreach to encourage men to critically explore their cultural beliefs and the dynamics which promote or enable violence and oppression in their communities. Prevention is key to an effective anti-violence program. To this end, Tapestri works to educate boys and men to avoid violence and to become role models for safe communities.
Our dedicated staff has expanded on ways to continually provide domestic violence prevention for the refugee community by combining both prevention and intervention in other supportive formats which also includes, b) Community Education/orientation sessions on family violence, c) a Therapy Support Group composed of men who are potentially violent, and d) a Support Group for the female partners of these men.
Ready to find out more?
Please contact Nyaz Kirkuki at (678) 698-3612