The Men’s Resource Center works to help human service professionals more clearly understand the dynamics of domestic abuse including the scope, gender issues, and typologies, so that they can be more effective in their work to intervene and end domestic violence.
Domestic violence was put on the clinical map by the Battered Women’s Movement of the ‘70s and ‘80s. This was an important and crucial movement, but it in some contexts it forwarded a “one-size-fits-all” approach. That approach no longer applies as the study of domestic violence has evolved.
A new understanding of domestic abuse
The new consensus is that domestic abuse has a varied scope. It’s important for professionals to understand the context and intent of abusive and controlling behavior so that the behavior can be more effectively addressed. When looking at these varied presentations of domestic abuse, including mutually destructive relationships, professionals still need to carry the cornerstone of accountability into the examination; not looking for blame, but individual responsibility.
The Men’s Resource Center staff has varied clinical experience in domestic abuse counseling, marriage counseling, child custody and parenting time disputes in divorce, and forensic evaluation. We also provide expert testimony in court cases involving domestic abuse and custody and parenting time issues.
Contact the Men’s Resource Center for our fee schedule and to determine whether a presentation or a full workshop will provide the type of training or consultation you seek.