By Cynthia Germain
The HELP of Door County provides a special program that helps curb domestic abuse throughout the Door County Peninsula. Steve Vickman, Executive Director of HELP of Door County, speaks to how to deal with conflict and alternatives to abuse. Vickman is proud of the Alternatives to Violence program which works with men who are batterers to integrate them back into the community by changing gender expectations, which is often inter-generational.
This program works in concert with the Voices of Men program to give a more balanced view of what manhood really means, according to Vickman. The Alternative to Violence gives an opportunity for men to express themselves in a healthy way and with a wide array of emotions. You can find more information about HELP of Door County services with this story online.