Engaging men who abuse their partners to change their behaviour – fathering as a catalyst for change

After separation, men who abuse their intimate partners may misuse contact with their children and misuse the legal system in trying to maintain contact and control over their ex-partners.  Alternatively, some abusive men appear to have a genuine, caring connection with their children and this connection has the potential to motivate them for positive change.  This presentation is aimed at increasing understanding of the variations among men who use violence against women in their parenting motives and abilities.  (This video includes a short section of copyright content from “Male Violence: A Room Full of Men” used with permission.)

Presented by Daniel G. Saunders, Professor, University of Michigan, USA, School of Social Work & Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Te Awatea Violence Research Centre, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Presented at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with project partners No to Violence and Berry Street (Video length 1 hour & 18 minutes, April 2015).