Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program

 

ALSO and partner Men Can Stop Rape offer training and consultation to grantees of the Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies, funded through the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Services assist first responders around the country working to reduce the effects of violence on children, youth and their non-offending caregivers through tailored consulting and capacity-building  to prevent future exposure to and acts of violence. Currently our services extend to over 45 victim service and mental health organizations, Child Advocacy Centers, government agencies and other organizations receiving these federal funds across the country. 

Our team strives to offer highly needs-responsive training and consultation for organizations on prevention and intervention of violence and treatment for young people whose lives are impacted by violence. We emphasize skills-building, best practices, and collaboration amongst Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program (CYEM) grantees.
 
The CYEM Program offers training and consultation through:
  • National training institutes;
  • Regional trainings;
  • Learning collaboratives;
  • Peer-to-peer education and networking;
  • Virtual meetings and webinars;
  • Weekly resources;
  • Individualized technical assistance.
Prior to 2013, ALSO served grantees of the Children Exposed to Violence Grant Program. Children- and youth-serving grant programs of the Office on Violence Against Women were consolidated via legislative action via the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
 
 
Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Grantees who would like to access the CYEM Grantee Portal can do so here.
 
For more information or assistance please contact cyemta@also-chicago.org