Education Groups for Men Who Batter: The Duluth Model by Ellen Pence

By Ellen Pence

"Pence and Paymar are correct on course back. Their research of battering is superb and their approach...is elementary, beneficial and transparent. [The ebook] tells you what to do with abusive males and the way to do it good. [The authors] problem practitioners to do their paintings in a way that's compassionate but by no means colluding. responsibility and security to battered girls and making a means of swap for abusive males are principal to its success."--Susan Schechter, writer of ladies and Male Violence "Drawing upon years of experience...Pence and Paymar have written a pragmatic and conceptually sound curriculum for batterers' teams. This e-book deals a good advisor to either the start facilitator and the skilled clinician for attractive batterers within the lifelong means of altering their intimate relationships, from these in response to coercive keep watch over to these in line with equality. [They] accomplish this job with out compromising their dedication to advocacy with battered women." --Anne L. Ganley, PhD, family Violence application Seattle Veterans management scientific middle "Presents the main accomplished and profitable equipment for operating with males who batter. blending dialogue, self-analysis and possibilities for studying new behaviors, this well-mapped-out intervention procedure is helping counselors carry males in charge whereas educating non-abusive behaviors." --Fernando Merderos, govt Director of universal objective, Boston, MA "Education teams for males Who Batter is a curriculum and a strategy which unequivocally identifies the workout of violent and coercive strategies opposed to girls in intimate relationships as intentional, strategic behavior....[It] is a vital education instrument for all actors within the justice and human providers platforms. purely while strategies of keep an eye on are visible as intentional intimate terrorism can those platforms build responses successfully to finish the violence." --Barbara J. Hart, Esq., Pennsylvania Coalition opposed to family Violence "Presents the major method of undoing men's abuse of women...The Duluth version has pioneered an technique in keeping with the studies of abused ladies and hence adapted to their conditions. It tackles the social dimensions of lady abuse extra at once and decisively than any of the mental or skill-building methods circulating within the field." -- Edward W. Gondolf, writer of guys Who Batter, Battered girls as Survivors, and Psychiatric reaction to family members Violence "The Duluth version has encouraged activists world wide, and its rules are being in courses in different international locations. we expect that this booklet turns into the normal textual content if you paintings with males who batter." --Rebecca Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash authors of Violence opposed to other halves; ladies, Violence and Social swap; and ladies Viewing Violence

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FACILITATOR: Look at it this way, if you act it out for 2 minutes now, I won't ask you to do it next week when you'd have to role play the whole scene. Curriculum » 41 JOE: OK. ) I was standing. She was sitting. FACILITATOR: Where am I? ) FACILITATOR: How about observations? Kyle, what actions did you see that went hand in hand with the words? KYLE: He was pretty intimidating. FACILITATOR: Tell Joe directly. ) KYLE: You were pretty intimidating with your body and the way you grabbed your jacket.

Discussion focused on the statement "She manipulated me so I hit her" as a justification for violence and as a victim-blaming statement. Step 4. Eliminating related violence FACILITATOR: OK, so what are we saying? We started out saying that there is a problem when one person in a relationship works for pay and the other for free, which somehow led us to the discussion on women as manipulators. There is an important relationship between these two ideas.

When we talk about creating contradictions so people have choices, I always think of Lanny. He mumbled all the way to his car. It's one thing when I disagreed with him but when the whole group was disagreeing, it really shook him up. At the core of the curriculum is the attempt to structure a process by which each man can examine his actions in light of his concept of himself as a man. That examination demands a reflective process that distinguishes between what is in his nature and what is socially constructed.

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