FatherTopics™ Booster Session: Understanding Domestic Violence (Download)

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FatherTopics Understanding Domestic Violence

Product Type

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Healthy, nurturing, and loving fathers play a significant role in reducing the risk of domestic violence. Fathers who participate in this booster session will learn how to define domestic violence, about its cyclical nature, and red flags that indicate when there is a risk for domestic violence and when its present. As a consequence, it can help them to reduce the risk for domestic violence in their own lives and in the lives of others (e.g. family members).

This booster helps the dads you serve and your facilitators/organization understand the many types of domestic violence, the impact it has on fathers and families, and how it can be addressed with men you're in contact with.  

Program Length

3, 1-hour sessions.

Program Delivery

Intended for use as stand-alone sessions or as booster sessions to your fatherhood programming. A great addition to use along with our 24/7 Dad® curriculum.

Topics Covered

  • Definitions of domestic violence and its prevalence in society 
  • The family impact of domestic violence and its effects on children 
  • The cyclical nature of domestic violence
  • How to recognize the early warning signs of domestic violence
  • How to foster non-violence in the home

Kit Contents

  • (3) Session Guides with step-by-step instructions
  • Handouts for each session that you can photocopy
  • Interactive sessions that produce thoughtful, engaging discussions among fathers

Training Options

Not offered.


2 Reviews

Mario Jones 29th Mar 2019

Understanding Domestic Violence

This resource was a really effective way of breaking down barriers with my teen fathers. It explained the different types of domestice violence which in turned opened the eyes of my fathers which only thought domestic violence was physical. Great resource!

Patrick Duganz 7th Mar 2019

Use this tool often

At the home visiting program where I engage fathers, I use this tool with men who are involved in domestic violence, and are learning to be single parents following the incident(s). Part of that transition is understanding the impact domestic violence has on children, and how to better manage behavior to hopefully avoid recurrence in the future.

Through my work, I have seen men grapple with the difficult questions posed in these sessions, and grow toward bring better, more empathic men and fathers. In my work having effective tools to help men makes the program stronger, and increases the lasting impact we can make in our community.

Without hesitation I recommend this session to anyone working with domestic violence perpetrators. It is an effective tool to engage men with such a difficult and sensitive topic.

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