Step consultants Intended Beneficiaries: Direct: 20 government

Step 3: PGK AND ITS CONSULTANTS staff will support participants in developing and implementing family peace and enjoyment education training and services in their own circles of influence (Nov 2018 – Mar 2020).Step 4 and beyond: Ongoing staff capacity (relevant to domestic violence) and partnerships are developed. By the end of the initial 2 year project cycle, staff will make recommendations on future program directions. Possibilities include: men’s support groups, women’s support groups, premarital counseling training, family mediation training, etc. Expected Impact:  To promote healthy family relations in Myanmar communities, as well as preventing and healing domestic violence, by equipping and mobilizing community our trainers and consultants Intended Beneficiaries:  Direct: 20 government officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, 40 family peacemakers participate in the Family peace and enjoyment education training program, annually 30 people (six units, month apart, each unit 3.5 days in length)  Indirect: families of peacemakers and communities Project Description I. BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATIONViolence in the home has been a growing concern in Myanmar and the focus of various studies and programs, even at the high levels of government (i.e., the establishment of the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation). Through the intentional work and education of various organizations, addressing violence in the home has become more culturally appropriate. However, studies continue to show a significant rate of incidence in Myanmar families. The Building Enjoyable and peaceful families/Families Alternatives to Violence project is a response to an expressed need for more explicit training for government officials, families and other community groups to respond to the fact of violence in their homes and communities. II. GOALS, OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES & RISKS A. Goal (Expected Impact): To promote healthy family relations, as well as preventing and healing domestic violence, by equipping and mobilizing community our trainers B. Objectives: 1. Contribute to the body of knowledge about peace and enjoyment education applicable to domestic violence through training-based program development and design 2. Empower our trainers in both their personal and professional/community lives to engage in and promote healthy family relationships. 3. Build capacity of peacemakers’ families in community as well as government officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement to design, participate in, monitor and evaluate peace and enjoyment education training and services that promote healthy family relations, as well as prevent and/or heal domestic violence B. Activities include: 1) Complete a small case study research project looking at the relevance of our current peace and enjoyment education training to family violence. 2) Design a training program on cultivating enjoyable and peaceful families. Advisory committees will assist PGK and its staff in discerning what content and methods to use. Possible topics could include: characteristics of healthy families, power and identity within family/gender roles, positive communication strategies (including identifying needs, distinguishing between needs and strategies, empathetic listening, expressing needs), conflict management, stress management, parenting issues (including basic child development, effects on children of experiencing/witnessing shame and violence, connection verses coercion, discipline strategies), effects of violence on families/individuals/communities, and how to build a referral network.3) Conduct a pilot program (August – October 2018) and offer the resulting training course annually to 30 our trainers . 4) Support participants in developing and implementing family peace and enjoyment education training and services in their own circles of influence, including strategy planning, monitoring and evaluation. 5) Continue developing staff capacity (relevant to domestic violence) and partnerships, enabling staff to make recommendations for future program directions. 6) Conducting Workshops about Domestic Violence at Township and Ministry Level. C. Project Beneficiaries Direct: 20 government officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, 40 family peacemakers participate in the Family Peace and Enjoyment Education Training program, annually 30 people (six units, month apart, each unit 3.5 days in length) Indirect: peacemakers’ families and communities Participants in the long-term training are selected based on: personal commitment to family peacemaking, supervisor/employer support, interest/involvement in domestic violence, and community recommendations. Care is taken to consider gender, socio-economic status.C. RISKS a. Our peacemakers just attended training but not actually practice what they have learnt during trainings at their homes, families and communities b. Government Officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will not share and disseminate others in department what they have learnt in Training. III. PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION Program and lesson design relevant to the pilot program will be monitored by two advisory groups. The first, consisting of a balance of expatriate and Myanmar members with experience and expertise relevant to domestic violence issues, will monitor the theoretical foundations, content and design. The second, consisting of Myanmar community members, will monitor the program and lesson design for cultural appropriateness. Pre- and post-test instruments will be developed to measure changes in participant (Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits) relevant to domestic violence, both in the pilot program and in future modules. This will be coordinated by program trainers. Partners participating in mobilization programs will use relevant strategy planning tools in preparation for implementing family peace and enjoyment education programs. PGK and its staff will support ongoing program monitoring and evaluation using the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology, as well as including activities in standard reporting procedures by relevant staff. All training and services will be subject to PGK and its staff as well as external evaluations (normally performed at 2 year intervals) for effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability. Comment by Japanest Student  Domestic Violence issues is a very serious issues for every country and need to educate to people about Domestic Violence to know more details. By educating about domestic violence can reduce the crime rate as the Domestic Violence is criminal issues with less report. In educating Domestic Violence, the more emphasize group should be the women because most of the female; especially in Asia are so used to with the Domestic Violence. Sometimes the women don’t even know that they are the victim of Domestic Violence according to the influence of culture and custom. So, educating about the Domestic Violence is the most welcome program for every country and it is the program should do widely.