Season 2 Episode 17: Intervening with Domestic Violence Perpetrators: "We can't leave anything on the table"
Intervening with perpetrators, who are the source of the harm to child, partner and family functioning, is essential for domestic violence-informed systems. In this episode, David & Ruth talk about the third principle of the Safe & Together Model which focuses on intervening with the perpetrator to reduce risk and harm to children. The conversation covers:
- the importance of a broad defintion of "accountability"
- how micro -practices around language and documentation are the foundation of accountability in a domestic violence-informed system
- how tradition definitions of perpetrator accountability can contribute to racial inequity in the response of systems
- how practitioners can increase their capacity to keep the focus on the perpetrator and change (and away from a "failure-to-protect" approach)
Read our white paper on perpetrators, change and accountability
Listen to these related episodes
Season 2 Episode 15: She is Not Your Rehab: A global invitation to men to end abuse of women & children through radical self-responsibility & healing
Season 2 Episode 11: “We need a revolution:” Integration of trauma healing and behavior change for people who choose violence
Season 2, Episode 5: How professionals can avoid being manipulated by perpetrators
Episode 21: Listening to the Voices of Children and Young People Harmed by Fathers Who Choose Violence
Episode 19: Nine Ways to Collude with a Person Who Chooses Violence