Date: Monday, January 14
Time:1 - 2:30 pm
Presenters: David Mandel, MA, with David Mandel & Associates and Gabrielle Davis, J. D. attorney with the Battered Women's Justice Project.
Hosted by: Barbara Hart, J.D. and Kari Sonmore
Description: Domestic violence is often defined as the perpetration of coercive control by one adult against another in an intimate relationship. In reality, domestic violence perpetrators frequently engage in a web of behaviors that also directly and indirectly involve their children. An effective response to domestic violence and child maltreatment begins with a holistic understanding of the tactics batterers use to impact the entire family. This means using a framework that goes beyond witnessing to include direct child abuse, using the child as weapon against the other parent, undermining a partner's parenting and the myriad pathways by which perpetrators impact housing stability, mental health, school performance and other basic needs. This broader, more holistic understanding of perpetrator's behavior is essential if we are going to hold batterers responsible as fathers, and set high expectations for behavior change. It also is the key to breaking the gender double standard that often blames mothers for the harm to children created by the perpetrator's behavior, and breaking domestic violence survivors' entrapment in the child welfare system. This webinar will explore Safe and Together model (TM) and other perspectives on creating a more holistic response to the harm domestic violence perpetrators cause families.
Registration: This webinar is open to OVW Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEA) Grantees, the military listserv, and the general public.
GTEA grantees: you will need OVW-issued grant number to register for this training.
General public/other OVW grantees you will need to use: 2011-WEAX-1801.
Military email list you will need to use: 2011-WEAX-1981
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 60 MINUTES BEFORE THE WEBINAR BEGINS ON JAN, 14, 2013