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Two Domestic Violence Workshops with Lundy Bancroft

Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

Friday, November 02, 2012 · 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Batterer as Partner and as Parent & Healing and Recovery in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

With Lundy Bancroft

Sponsored by: The Counseling Center Sexual Violence Prevention Program
The Cheshire County Domestic Violence Council
KSC Child Development Center
KSC Human Resources Department
KSC Office of Student Multicultural Affairs
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association/NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

AM Workshop (8:30 am to 11:45 am): The Batterer as Parent and as Partner. This workshop uncovers the secret terror, distress, and confusion of children who live exposed to a man that batters their mother. Lundy Bancroft explains the profile and tactics of abusive men, with its major implications for children.

Then we look at the impact the abuser has on the mother as a parent, and at family dynamics. We also examine the overlap between domestic violence and child maltreatment, looking at the full range of ways in which men who abuse women may bring harm to children. Participants will be able to:

  • identify the ways in which battering men cause danger and psychological harm in the home
  • assess current professional practices for their strengths and weaknesses in assisting families affected by the conduct of a batterer; and
  • design at least 1 best-practice intervention for families affected by the conduct of a domestic violence perpetrator.

PM Workshop (12:45 pm to 4:00 pm): Healing & Recovery in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Children who have been exposed to a man who batters their mother have a tremendous potential to recover if they receive proper assistance. Mr. Bancroft explains why the most common approaches to intervention can actually make conditions worse rather than better for the children, and provides a road map to professionals for holding abusers accountable, and for empowering rather than blaming the mother. He also details best-practice interventions for facilitating children's safety, recovery, and healthy future. Participants will be able to

  • identify and describe the impact that a batterer's behavior typically has on his family members, including emotional, behavioral, and cognitive effects
  • describe at least 3 challenges that abused mothers face in attempting to care for their children and keep them safe, both during a relationship with a batterer and subsequent to separation; and
  • describe two approaches to supporting children's healing that include therapeutic approaches, safety, planning, family work and values education.
Free for Students, $30 - $50 for others
Forrest Seymour

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.