The Batterer as a Parent and the Change Process for Abusive Men
Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.
This two-day presentation will take a look at “The Batterer As Parent.” We will establish the profile of men who abuse women, describe the power dynamics and the psychologically poisoned atmosphere that an abuser creates for children in the home. We will examine the impact the batterer has on the parenting of the abused women, and look at “The change Process for Abusive Men.” We will also look at the elements of change, including consequences, education, confrontation, and accountability. A checklist will be reviewed for assessing whether an abuser has made meaningful progress in overcoming his abuse issues, with some explanation of how to detect false claims of change. We will also discuss specific roles professionals can play in contributing to change and accountability for abusers.
Presented By: Lundy Bancroft
Lundy Bancroft has over thirty years’ experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored six books, including the world’s best seller on domestic violence, Why Does He Do that? And prizewinning professional book The Batterer as Parent. Lundy is the former Training Director of Emerge, the U.S.’s first counseling program for men who batter. He has served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness.
December 11 & 18
9:00 AM to 12 PM
This is a FREE virtual presentation.
Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).
Friday, December 18th
(Space is limited for this event.)