Parenting Awareness and Education for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence:
Fathering After Violence and the Responsible Fatherhood Program
Wednesday, September 27
@ 2:00 p.m. ET (90 minutes)
Please join us for a webinar that describes best practices in providing parenting education for men who have perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV). Juan Carlos Arean of Futures Without Violence will describe the Fathering After Violence curriculum, which is designed to be integrated into a batterer intervention program. David Adams of Emerge will describe the Responsible Fatherhood Program at Emerge, a 12-session stand-alone parenting education program for fathers who have completed, or are still attending, a batterer intervention program. Adapted from the Caring Dads curriculum in Canada, the Responsible Fatherhood Program combines lessons that are common to many parenting programs with ones that are specifically geared for men with histories of IPV.
David Adams has co-led Responsible Fatherhood groups at Emerge since 2002, and is a frequent expert witness in family court cases that determine child visitation and custody when there are allegations of IPV. Juan Carlos Arean was the originator of the Fathering After Violence Program and currently serves as Director of the Faith and Community Based Youth Violence Prevention Initiative at Futures. Previously, he served as Director of the National Latin@ Network at Casa de Esperanza and as a Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist at Harvard University.
This webinar is free and open to all who wish to attend. Please note that we do not provide certificates and do not offer continuing education credits for the webinar.
David Adams, Ed.D, Co-Director, Emerge
Juan Carlos Arean, Futures Without Violence
Upcoming Introductory Trainings
Counseling Abusers: An Introductory Training will be held September 6-8, 2017 in Arlington, MA.
This course is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence. Participants will learn the Emerge curriculum and how it compares to other models. To learn more and to register, click here
We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants. We encourage our colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues to attend. If you have a question regarding access, please contact Mara Chin Loy at the Center for Court Innovation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by Grant 2015-TA-AX-K005 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the presenters and don’t necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.
Because Wanting to Stop is NOT Enough
Founded in 1977, Emerge was the first abuser education program in the United States. Since its creation, Emerge has been a national leader in working to end violence in intimate relationships.
In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men to become more responsible parents.
Emerge teaches that domestic violence is a learned behavior, not a disease or a sickness. Emerge supports grassroots, institutional and cultural efforts to stop partner violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Emerge recognizes that other oppressive life circumstances such as racism, poverty and homophobia create a climate that contributes to partner violence.
This website is designed to offer information on services Emerge offers and should not be considered as a substitute for seeking out abuser education services. Materials sold on this site are intended to be used by counselors and administrators, and are not intended as “self-help” resources. Trainings are conducted on a regular basis in the Boston area, and Emerge is available to conduct trainings world-wide. Please click on the tabs above for specific information, and if you have any questions when using our site, please contact us at 617-547-9879 or by e-mail.
Emerge is a Massachusetts Certified Batterer Intervention Program & Training Site. For information on Certification Guidelines for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, visit the official website of the Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS).
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