Men Who Batter - Parenting Interventions

$4.50 | CE Hours:1.50 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

Fathers today are spending more time with their children, taking more responsibility for child care tasks, and sharing in more parenting decision.  This CE course describes developments in the field of parenting programs for men who batter, identifies commonalities across pioneering programs in approach and philosophy, and highlights areas of greater debate within the field.  In addition, questions about program length and organization, referral routes, specific program content, and nature of collaboration between agencies are addressed.

Author:  Scott, K.  (2012, June).  Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter.  Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.;  Scott, K.  (2012, June).  Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter.  Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Evaluate the operational guidelines that should be utilized to monitor and reduce risk to potential victims of men’s abuse.

2.  Explain the most common profile of men who have been violent in their families.

3.  Express a good predictor of re-assault for men who have abused their partners and for parents who have maltreated their children.

4.  Describe batterer fathers based on many years of clinical experience.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter

a.  What are the Characteristics of Fathers who Batter?

b.  Pioneering Parenting Programs for Men who Batter: Common Features

c.  Areas of Greater Debate

2.  Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter

a.  Program Organization

b.  Program Content

c.  Collaborative, inter-agency practice to assess, monitor and contain risk



Date Added: 2017-12-28

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