Citygate Network is excited to continue partnering with ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministry Services) to present ManKind, a faith-based intervention program designed to promote healthy relationships.

The ManKind program is an abuse intervention co-led by both a male and a female leader. This program is designed to help men understand their own controlling and abusive behaviors while addressing the beliefs, views, and opinions that inform those actions. Course outcomes report that motivated participants have a recidivism rate of only 5% compared to the much larger national average.

ManKind Sessions Include:

  • Understanding Misuse of Power & Control
  • Learning to Love as Jesus Does
  • Types of Abuse & Respecting Boundaries
  • Socialization of Men & How it Plays into Violence
  • Costs of Choosing Domestic Abuse
  • Ripple Effects of Abusive Behavior
  • Believing in God-Given Value
  • Trusting God
  • Effects of Abuse on Women & Children
  • Understanding a Victim's Recovery Process
  • Pride vs. Humility
  • Conviction vs. Shame
I am grateful for the Mankind Training because it helped me to gain some new perspectives on my relationships with topics like the dynamics of power and control, learning how serving is to love like Jesus, and accountability, and much more. It's pretty cool to gain what I thought was tools for others but now also knowing some of the tools are for me too. ManKind truly benefits both the facilitator and the client. -J.W.

Become a Facilitator

To offer this powerful program at your ministry, you must complete the ManKind facilitator training. Once you’ve completed both ManKind and Her Journey, you will become a certified facilitator capable of presenting the lessons of ManKind in a group setting.

The ManKind facilitator training is composed of a 5-day, in-person training retreat, and 5-weeks of online training in ManKind curriculum thereafter.

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October 19-23, 2020

Registration Fee: $550 per person

  • Her Journey certification is required to be eligible for the ManKind certificate.
  • You must complete the Her Journey program before or after attending a ManKind retreat and completing the coursework.
  • Breakfasts and lunches are included.

Venue and Lodging

Live sessions will be hosted at Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries, 715 State Street, Rockford, IL 61102.

Lodging has been arranged at Hilton Garden Inn Rockford, 7675 Walton Street, Rockford, IL 61108. Special rates are available for $109/night plus taxes. Click here to make your reservations.

Upon completion you will have received:

  • 35 hours of abuse intervention training
  • 25 hours of victim advocacy training
  • Certificate of completion
  • ManKind Manual
  • One participant notebook for duplication
  • Ongoing consultation from experts in the field

Ongoing Annual Re-certification: $65.00 per person

  • 1 training module
  • Updated information on trends in the domestic violence community
  • Additional training access

Call the ARMS team at 503-846-9284 or email if you need additional information.

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Event Fees

To begin the registration process, please click Register below. If you are registering a group, you will be able to select your registrants and fees after you log in.

Amount Description  
$550.00 Her Journey certification required before or after this retreat to receive ManKind certification
No Restrictions
fee ends 10/23/2020