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ERIC Number: EJ919290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
A Qualitative Look at the Perceived Strengths of Male Batterers: Implications for Intervention Programs
Aguirre, Regina T. P.; Lehmann, Peter; Patton, Joy D.
Journal of Family Social Work, v14 n2 p125-143 2011
Currently, batterer intervention programs tend to focus on education and confrontation, with outcomes being less than promising. Limitations of current interventions have encouraged development of alternative treatment forms aimed at ending relationship violence. An emerging trend in the fields of social work and positive psychology is to build on strengths and competencies of offenders. The purpose of this qualitative study was to introduce an alternative position within the treatment field by identifying self-disclosed strengths of men who had been charged with a domestic violence offense and who were being evaluated for a voluntary batterer diversion program. A content analysis revealed competencies useful for helping men be accountable and end violence against their partners through redirecting negative behavior and identifying resources and strengths. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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