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Facilitating Groups with Men Who Batter

March 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar is hosted by Battered Women’s Justice Project and is open to the public.


Often when the police are called for domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program. What community support, programming, facilitation, and skills are needed to address men’s violence against women in a batterers intervention program? When men who batter are court ordered to group process, there needs to an analysis of key elements of abusive behavior and then a process to identify alternative beliefs and behaviors. The group process needs to be reflective and encourage critical thinking.

This webinar will address the following:

  • Who should facilitate BIPs and who maybe should not;
  • Co-facilitation;
  • Dialogue without judgment;
  • Exposing contradictions;
  • Facilitate men ‘reading their world’;
  • Looking at beliefs, “skill” building, and use of role plays;
  • How to facilitate accountability with men who batter;
  • Collusion.


Melissa Scaia, MPA, Director of International Training at Global Rights for Women, Co-Founder of Domestic Violence Turning Points, and former executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs “the Duluth Model.”