The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Report
DOORWAYS TO
CHANGE:
LA CULTURA CURA II
FERNANDO MEDEROS
ALIANZA &
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
NOVEMBER 2006
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WHAT HAVE WE TRIED
WITH MEN WHO BATTER?
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM(CJS):
 PROTECTIVE/RESTRAINING ORDERS
 ARREST, INCARCERATION
 BATTERER INTERVENTION
PROGRAMS WHILE ON PROBATION
(DIDACTIC)
 CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM
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MOTIVATORS
EXTERNAL-CJS
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ESSENTIAL FOR
VERY DANGEROUS
& RESISTANT
CRUCIAL FOR
OTHERS
ARREST, JAIL,
PROBATION
CONDITIONS,
MONITORING
INTERNAL
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RESPECT
EDUCATION 
IMPACTS
POSITIVE
VISIONS  CULT,
FATHERHOOD
SKILLS
INCREASE STAKE
IN CONFORMITY 3
INTERNAL
MOTIVATORS
IT IS EASIER TO CHANGE IF
YOU HELP SOMEONE TO
MOVE TOWARD SOMETHING
THEY KNOW AND LOVE
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FIRST AVENUE: USING
CULTURE
COMPELLING, RESONANT
CULTURAL VALUES & SHARED
EXPERIENCES
CAUTION: BEWARE SIMPLISTIC
APPROACH & STEREOTYPING
MUST KNOW POPULATION
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FIRST AVENUE: USING
CULTURE
UNDERSTAND ASPECTS OF
MANHOOD & MASCULINITY THAT
ARE POSITIVE,
USE THEM TO PROMOTE CHANGE.
MAKE STATEMENTS THAT EVOKE
THEM.
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CULTURE
DOORWAYS
MODELS OF POSITIVE MANHOOD
POSITIVE CORE VALUES: BALANCE,
SPIRITUAL WHOLENESS,
FIGHTING OPPRESSION,
UPHOLDING YOUR LINEAGE,
RESPECT, FAIRNESS,
EQUITY/EQUALITY.
IDEALS THAT MOTIVATE
NURTURING, RESPONSIBLE MEN
IN DIFFERENT CULTURES
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SECOND AVENUE: USING
FATHERHOOD
FATHERHOOD IS A POWERFUL IDEAL FOR
MANY MEN. THEY WANT TO BE
REMEMBERED IN A GOOD WAY; THEY
WANT TO DO SOMETHING GOOD, EVEN
IF THEY DON’T KNOW HOW.
DOORWAYS:
TALK ABOUT EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE
AGAINST PARTNER ON CHILDREN
TALK ABOUT EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE ON
FAMILY
HOW DO YOU BECOME A GOOD EXAMPLE?
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THIRD AVENUE:
STABILITY
STABILITY & STAKE IN CONFORMITY:
ISSUES THAT DESTABILIZE OR
SUPPORT CHANGE &
RESPONSIBILITY
DOORWAYS:
MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE
EMPLOYABILITY, EDUCATIONAL
ATTAINMENT
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BASE & BUILDING BLOCKS
CHANGE
LIFE
PRACTICE
STAKE IN CONFORMITY
STABILIZERS: WORK, EDUCATION
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS,
REFRAMING MANHOOD,
LIFE SKILLS
STRENGTHS,
MANHOOD & FATHERHOOD IDEALS
POSITIVE ASPECTS OF CULTURAL BACKGROUND
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PALM CARDS
SMALL & DISCREET—BACK POCKET
FOR MEN: SEX & SPORTS
LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULES
INDIRECT—DON’T MENTION DV
CULTURALLY-BASED ADVICE &
SOLUTIONS
BASED ON FOCUS GROUPS
USE MEN’S LANGUAGE
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH
CAMPAIGNS
TALK TO MEN IN COURTFOCUS ON
SELF, SAFETY “THINK OF YOURSELF”
& EXPLAIN PROTECTION ORDERS
FIGURE OUT HOW TO TALK TO MEN
ABOUT DV IN THE STREET, IN
NEIGHBORHOODS
MORE FOCUS GROUPS
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ON THE STREET
AWARE OF POTENTIAL PROVOCATION
HUMILITY, APOLOGY, SHOW RESPECT
TALK ABOUT HARMING THE
RELATIONSHIP, HARMING
COMMUNITY
IMPACT ON CHILDREN
ALTERNATIVES
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RESOURCES
www.dvalianza.org
www.idvaac.org
www.aapi.org
www.endabuse.org
www.cangleska.org
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