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Batterer Intervention Alliance

The Intervention Alliance Although increasingly varied in their approach to working with abusive men, batterer intervention services (BIS) adhere to best practice that emphasizes (1) safety for women (2) accountability for abusive behavior and (3) the exclusion of protocols that might lead group facilitators to collude with batterers. BIS facilitators use instruction, worksheets, and self-report […]

Why Worksheets for Men’s Domestic Abuse Groups Work

When you use client worksheets in domestic abuse treatment groups with court-referred clients, you provide opportunities for increased focus on topics, more interchange between the facilitator and group members, and individual as well as group exploration of thinking and behavior. Harm and Consequences of Domestic Violence In batterer intervention groups, your most important and most […]

A Brief History of Batterer Intervention

Domestic violence is probably as old as the human race. For much of human history, male violence against their partners was not only tolerated but sometimes even encouraged. In the 1960s and 70s the women’s movement focused attention on the lack of resources available to battered women. They also identified the lack of sanctions against […]