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Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team
Why DVCCRT?
Domestic violence cannot be solved by one person or one agency alone. Success is defined through a team approach that includes members from the community working together to address this epidemic. The DVCCRT creates a space that allows for open discussion of difficult cases, problem solving to better serve victims, discussion of more effective and accountable services for perpetrators, collaboration among agencies, creation of subcommittees to address particular concerns, and discussion of ideas on how to increase awareness of domestic violence and its devastating effects on our community.
Meetings
We meet every fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1:30 PM at the YWCA located at 25 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. This is also the location of our Noontime Educational Forums that typically occur in October, January, April, and May on the fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 1:30 PM. During the Noontime Educational Forums, experts discuss and present information on important domestic violence issues. All events and meetings are open to the public.
Noontime Educational Forum
What is at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings. Toxic Masculinity and Mascupathy – May 2018
Thursday, May 24th Noon – 1:30PM
YWCA West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

97% of mass shooters are male, and in 54% of mass
shootings, the gunman also targeted an intimate partner
or relative. Learn about the core corrosive and sometimes
lethal components of toxic masculinity that lead some
males to commit acts of violence. Although we see the
human victims and their suffering in the broad light of day, we don’t always see men’s dark and shadowy struggles with toxic masculinity that set the stage for such acts.

Join Randy Flood, Psychologist and Director of the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan, as he helps us understand and have a more precise conversation about the mascupathic intersections of males at high risk of committing acts of violence and how to successfully intervene with such men BEFORE such acts occur.