Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores parenting programs for men who batter, offering potential opportunities to promote safe and healthy father-child relationships.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Find the reading at:  http://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/materials/files/2016-09/AR_ParentingInterventions.pdf

Author:  Katreena Scott with contributions from Fernando Mederos

Publisher:  VAWNet.org

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Program Objectives:  Describe what we know about fathers who batter.  Describe common features of parenting programs for men who batter.  Identify potential unintended consequences of programs.

Learning Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to parenting interventions for men who batter.

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1: Children most often retain an emotional connection with their fathers and continue to have contact with them despite past violence and regardless of whether or not their mothers and fathers separate.
 
 
2: Current practice within child welfare services tends to hold _____________ primarily responsible for children's well-being (Strega et al., 2008).
 
 
3: In their groundbreaking book, Lundy Bancroft and Jay Silverman characterized fathers who batter as
 
 
 
 
4: According to Lundy Bancroft and Jay Silverman, batterer fathers were described as all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
5: Which of the following profiles of men who batter describes the 'hostile and controlling' father?
 
 
 
 
6: Common features of programs for men who batter include the motivational approach which capitalizes on
 
 
 
7: Existing parenting programs for men who batter agree that you can be a lousy husband but a good father.
 
 
8: Another common feature of parenting programs for men who batter includes reducing the fathers' use of harsh discipline.  The Caring Dads program focuses on activities such as
 
 
 
 
9: In order to avoid unintended consequences, the authors advance the position that when men have been violent in their families and have potentially traumatized their children, the focus of parenting program decisions needs to remain firmly grounded on
 
 
 
10: There is debate over the appropriate timing of services for fathers who present with both perpetration of woman abuse and abuse or neglect of their children.  The authors recommend that
 
 
 
11: Van Steegh and Dalton (2008) recommend that family needs be addressed in priority order beginning with
 
 
 
 
 
12: The authors recommend that parenting programs for men who batter include
 
 
 
 

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