STOP is a voluntary educational program for men, based on a long-established model for domestic violence reduction and prevention. It is designed to help establish positive outlooks and behaviors through a focus on accountability and communication skills. Participants can self-refer or be referred by other community programs or services.
Provided at no cost to participants, the STOP program is led by two qualified and experienced coordinators. It runs in a 10–12-week unit format, with topics that include:
- Defining abuse
- Emotional literacy
- Self Esteem
- Partners perspective
- Toxic shame
- Relapse prevention
The STOP program provides participants with the knowledge and skill-based training needed to achieve personal goals and complete journeys of self-improvement, while also contributing to community safety.