Facilitating Groups with Men Who Batter

Published by: Melissa Scaia

Often when the police are called to respond to domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program. What community support, programming, facilitation, and skills are needed to address men’s violence against women in a batterers intervention program? When men who batter are court ordered to group process, it must include an analysis of key elements of abusive behavior and then a process to identify alternative beliefs and behaviors.

The group process needs to be reflective and encourage critical thinking. This webinar will address the following:

  • Who should facilitate BIPs and who maybe should not
  • Co-facilitation
  • Dialogue without judgment
  • Exposing contradictions
  • Facilitate men ‘reading their world’
  • Looking at beliefs, “skill” building, and use of role plays
  • How to facilitate accountability with men who batter
  • Collusion
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