The course is a culturally and linguistically-specific education for Hmong perpetrators of domestic violence that focuses on their responsibility to recognize and stop physical violent and other abusive and controlling behavior, promotes partner and child safety, and improves parenting. The curriculum used in this course is based on the belief that to end domestic violence in the Hmong community, one must “dig out the roots instead of chopping off the branches of a tree.” The course zero in on the
- Core value system
- Life experiences that shape the beliefs of the abuser, and
- Educational tools needed to help them enhance their ability to be non-abusive toward their partners/spouses and children.
In keeping with a pro-feminist analysis, this curriculum seeks to address male oppression of women, men entitlement and privilege, ongoing pattern of abuse, and hold abuser accountable.
Who Should Attend
Hmong men convicted of domestic violence offense and/or any Hmong men wanting to learn more about stopping violent behavior.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- A thorough understanding what domestic violence is and its impact on his partner/spouse and children
- A recognition of abusive and controlling behaviors that are harmful to women and children
- An acknowledge that he has privileges and those privileges lead to violence against women and girls
- Ability to incorporate healthy strategies to his daily changes
- Commitment to making changes that does not directly or indirectly support oppression/violence against women and girls
This course has 3 phases:
1. Historical Perspectives examine the Hmong culture practices, history behind domestic violence, and intersection of oppression
2. Awareness of Behavior Patterns allow participants to identify their violent behavior and discuss ways to have healthier behavior
3. Skills-Building offers participants healthy tools/alternatives to utilize