Yukon First Nations Violence Prevention Program

The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) is collaborating with the John Howard Society Pacific to adapt, deliver and evaluate the STOP (Stop Taking it Out on Your Partner) program, a community-based intimate partner violence intervention program, in order to meet the unique needs of 14 Yukon communities. 

Delivered through a train-the-trainer model, this project enables Yukon First Nations men, or those who identify as Yukon First Nations men, who have used or are at risk of using family violence to have the opportunity to engage in a voluntary violence prevention program in their home community. 

Community of Practice member:

Iris Binger

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Iris Binger is the program coordinator of the Yukon First Nation Violence Prevention Program with the Council of First Nations in Whitehorse, Yukon. Iris has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of family violence in intervention and prevention services, through her roles with Yukon Community Corrections, Yukon’s Sexual Assault Response Team and the Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society. She is currently a graduate student at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Through the Yukon First Nations Violence Prevention Program, Iris is excited to develop programming and curriculum that challenges the climate of racialized and gender-based violence by re-centering Indigenous values.