How long has The Men's Project (TMP) been offering training services?
Since 1997, The Men’s Project has been offering a variety of training programs to resource health, corrections, and employment assistance professionals on issues concerning men and their families. Its efforts have won the inaugural Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction for innovative programming (2007), and its services have been referenced as a “promising healing practice” by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (2006). Further awards have been received by the Canadian Mental Health Association (2007) Crime Prevention Ottawa (2009) and the United Way (2011).
Who has used TMP's training services?
Some of the organizations who have purchased our training services include the Office for Victims of Crime, the Cornwall Public Inquiry, M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre, Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Kitigan Zibi First Nation, the City of Ottawa, and Family Services of Cape Breton.
Where does TMP offer training?
Our services are now offered Canada-wide. Our training services are now offered in the United States through our partner organization 1in6 Inc. (see www.1in6.org)
What is included in these trainings?
Organizers and participants of TMP Training Initiatives benefit from:
- Multi-faceted training from our senior clinical trainers.
- Incorporation of a wide variety of learning approaches, including lecture, role plays, case examples, and experiential exercises.
- Significant time to allow for participatory learning: questions, comments, brief case issues, and adaptation of skills to various sectors of the helping professions.
- Powerpoint presentation that incorporates the latest research and practice approaches.
- An emphasis on skill development in a variety of trauma focused intervention areas, including psychodynamic and experiential approaches.
- If applicable, testimony from a male survivor who will speak with a personal lens on the issues that are addressed.
- Participant handbook with copies of all presentation materials and other useful resources.
- Evaluative measures and summary for organizers and/or funders.
- Pre and post communications with our training team to ensure a successful event.
How much do TMP training services cost?
There are a number of variables that effect pricing for training. For example, travel time (if outside Ottawa), meals and transportation are in addition to the training fee. Participant workbooks are costed on a per unit basis.
Another key variable is the number of trainers required. One trainer may be the best choice for organizations with a tight budget, for groups under 20, and where the learning process does not need to be experiential. Two trainers are best for groups over 20, or where experiential learning is considered best practice. We would be happy to discuss these options with you.
Some agencies sell additional seats for a training to other community agencies to help lessen the training costs. We may be able to assist with your marketing – let us know.
Please contact us if you would like a quote on one of our training services for your community.
Where are the trainings held?
Training events can be offered on location, and as an alternative, they can be organized out of our Ottawa offices. Both options may have merit. Some factors to consider are time and travel costs, local promotion, and tie-ins to other community initiatives (e.g., conferences, public education events). Another consideration may be whether there is a need to train a large staff group vs. training that targets a few staff dedicated to this kind of programming.
Who are your trainers?
Our trauma training services team is comprised of the following clinicians: