Last week in Ann Arbor, MI experts from around the country met to explore the future of Batterer Intervention Programs. NMCADV executive director Pam Wiseman was proud to attend and be part of this project. The Conceptual Clarity Project will be ongoing and continue to develop advancements and innovations to batterer programs.
There has been some skepticism about whether abusers can actually reform their behavior and at the efficacy of batterer intervention programs. Recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that abusers who complete batterer intervention programs are likely to reform. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on this study: http://online.wsj.com/articles/domestic-abusers-can-reform-studies-show-1410822557
The goal of the Conceptual Clarity Project is to continue to make sure batterer intervention programs are successful, are using the best practices available and that advocates can provide the most effective treatment.