Respond

We help our community respond to domestic violence by creating opportunities to learn about effective individual and institutional responses to survivors, batterers and children who experience domestic violence.

Prevent

We can prevent domestic violence by promoting healthy, equitable relationships. We help our community think about the conversation related to domestic violence through the lens of promoting healthy, equitable relationships.

Connect

We create opportunities for people who care about these issues to connect with each other and with other organizations promoting this work.

We serve as a diverse, inclusive organization to promote a culture of healthy, equitable relationships through education, conversation, and community.

Upcoming Events

MCDVC Meeting

When: Friday, January 19, 3 - 4:30 pm
Where: MISD Education Building (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp)
Topic: Accountability in the #MeToo moment: a conversation about the moment "fear became fury," and what we must do now. 
 

Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

When: Friday, February 2 9am - 12noon
Where: UC1, Center Campus, Macomb Community College
Registration: Please register through My Macomb (Macomb.edu/webadvisor). If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu

This program teaches how to recognize and respond to domestic violence. Participants get the skills to support survivors and provide interpersonal education in their personal or professional lives about domestic violence.

Organizing to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence

When: Friday, February 23 9am - 12noon
Where: UC1, Center Campus, Macomb Community College

Registration: Please register through My Macomb (Macomb.edu/webadvisor). If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will use community organizing tools to develop a plan of action to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic/sexual violence. By building on the important work in this arena already happening at MCC, and by bringing new ideas to the table, participants will create social change objectives. At the end of the meeting, participants will commit to action on changing MCC campus community norms and institutional practices.

MCDVC field trip to ACCESS

When: Friday, March 16 10am - 2pm
Where: ACCESS offices, Dearborn MI 
Registration: mcdvcouncil@gmail.com

Please join the MCDVC as we visit with the amazing folks at ACCESS, a nonprofit organization focusing on community service, cultural and social entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyles, education, and philanthropy. After their presentation about their domestic violence prevention and intervention services at our November meeting, MCDVC members asked for a group trip to their Dearborn location. ACCESS is building its Macomb County presence through an office in Sterling Heights, which makes this a perfect time to learn more about their important work.  For more information about ACCESS, please visit: https://www.accesscommunity.org/

The goals of the field trip are to 1) learn more about the needs of survivors of domestic violence from Arab American communities 2) increase referrals between MCDVC member organizations and ACCESS and 3) learn about their wrap around service model. 

We will visit ACCESS offices, share lunch, and then tour the Arab American National Museum (http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/) and the Islamic Center of America (http://www.icofa.com/).
The event is free, but we will collect a small fee for lunch and transportation is on your own. 

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Communities

When: Friday, March 23 9am - 12noon
Where: UC1, Center Campus, Macomb Community College

Registration: Please register through My Macomb (Macomb.edu/webadvisor). If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu

This seminar from the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council (MCDVC) discusses the skills needed to have healthy, safe, and fair relationships in our personal and professional lives; and how we create communities that support them. Participants will be able to identify and practice healthy relationship skills such as negotiation and conflict management.

Consent

When: Friday, May 4 9am - 12noon
Where: UC1, Center Campus, Macomb Community College

Registration: Please register through My Macomb (Macomb.edu/webadvisor). If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu

Consent has become a buzzword for those seeking to address sexual assault on campus and in the larger community. But what does it mean? How does it work? Why is everyone so confused about consent? Through a workshop approach, we will examine the concept of consent together through practical examples and skill development. Participants can expect to deepen their own knowledge of consent and walk away with strategies to better practice consent in their own lives.

Our Work

Batterer Intervention

Macomb Community College

MI Network

A Day to End Domestic Violence: The Macomb County Prevention Summit

Model Domestic Violence Protocol for Law Enforcement

Fatality Review

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"One of the best trainings to improve professional identity and competence. [It] created the sense of empowerment to make ethical decisions for the wellbeing of clients."

Participant in The Ethics of Responding to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children

About Us

What does the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council do?

At the MCDVC, we believe in giving people the tools they need to create healthy, safe and fair relationships within their circle of friends, family and co-workers. We use meetings, trainings, and workgroups to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence and to offer opportunities for professional discourse and networking. 

Our Mission is to develop and sustain a coordinated, broad based community response to domestic violence, to use all available community resources to eliminate domestic violence, and to support a comprehensive network of direct interventions and services for victims.

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Our Team

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Carmen Wargel
Chair of MCDVC

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Judge Joseph Oster
President

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Anne Bicego
Treasurer

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Dr. Linda Bajdo
Board Member

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Steve Candela
Board Member

Contact Us

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