Fatherhood and Domestic Violence / 14 January 2013

2013 Webinar Series on “Researcher-Practitioner Discourse on Initiatives to End Violence Against Women”

This webinar is closed - we have reached our full capacity 

Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Time
Location: Your Desk

A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect. 

Audio options are: 
1) Teleconference (Long distance charges of calling to Texas are your responsibility)
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 

Presenters: David Mandel, MA, with David Mandel & Associates and Gabrielle Davis, J. D. is an attorney with the Battered Women’s Justice Project.

Hosted by: Barbara Hart, J.D. and Kari Sonmore

Description: Domestic violence is often defined as the perpetration of coercive control by one adult against another in an intimate relationship. In reality, domestic violence perpetrators frequently engage in a web of behaviors that also directly and indirectly involve their children. An effective response to domestic violence and child maltreatment begins with a holistic understanding of the tactics  batterers use to impact the entire family. This means using a framework that goes beyond witnessing to include direct child abuse, using the child as weapon against the other parent, undermining a partner's parenting and the myriad pathways by which perpetrators impact housing stability, mental health, school performance and other basic needs. This broader, more holistic understanding of perpetrator''s behavior is essential if we are going to hold batterers responsible as fathers, and set high expectations for behavior change. It also is the key to breaking the gender double standard that often blames mothers for the harm to children created by the perpetrator's behavior, and breaking domestic violence survivors' entrapment in the child welfare system. This webinar will explore Safe and Together model (TM) and other perspectives on creating a more holistic response to the harm domestic violence perpetrators cause families.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees, the Military Email List, and the general public.

  • ARREST (GTEAP) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 

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