DiscoverPartnered with a Survivor: David Mandel and Ruth Stearns MandelSeason 2 Episode 11: "We need a revolution:" Integration of trauma healing and behavior change for people who choose violence
Season 2 Episode 11: "We need a revolution:" Integration of trauma healing and behavior change for people who choose violence

Season 2 Episode 11: "We need a revolution:" Integration of trauma healing and behavior change for people who choose violence

Update: 2021-06-04
Share

Description

The discussion of relationship between histories of trauma and the perpetration of abuse is often fraught.   Many people are worried, as has happened over and over again, that any consideration of the trauma histories of perpetrators will become an excuse for violence. Others advocate for the need for a more holistic approach, especially for those perpetrators who are also survivors of intergenerational traumas related to colonisation  and racism. 

Following  on from this season's  Episode 10 "Trauma-informed is not the same as domestic violence-informed: A conversation about the intersection of domestic violence perpetration, mental health & addiction", David & Ruth turn their attention to the relationship between trauma histories and the choice to act in abusive, violent and controlling ways.   They anchor the conversation to following three main points:

  • Adult and child survivors' realities and stated needs should be reflected in our conversations about perpetrators' trauma & behavioral accountability. 
  • Trauma histories do not cause someone to engage in violence, and violent and abusive behaviors do not heal trauma (in fact impede healing). 
  • A perpetrator pattern-based approach to measuring behavior change can help make trauma and addiction work more domestic violence-informed. 

David & Ruth also highlight how the work of the "She's Not Your Rehab" (Matt & Sarah Brown) is an example of how to bridge the conversations around behavior change and healing. (And Ruth does a shout out to Jess Hill, author of "See What You Made Me Do." )

Comments 
In Channel
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Season 2 Episode 11: "We need a revolution:" Integration of trauma healing and behavior change for people who choose violence

Season 2 Episode 11: "We need a revolution:" Integration of trauma healing and behavior change for people who choose violence

Ruth Stearns Mandel & David Mandel