Preventing Family Violence: The Evaluation of a Group for Men who are Violent towards Their Partners

Frances Baum, Reg Brand, Dallas Colley, Richard Cooke

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of an evaluation of a group for men who are concerned about their violent behaviour towards their partners. The Group techniques have been developed and refined over a five-year period. Data were collected from the participants and their partners in three interviews: Before the Group started, when it had finished and at a six-month follow-up. Participants also completed a feedback sheet after each session. The main measure of the Group's effectiveness, before and after measure of incidence of violence, indicated that the Group was successful in reducing physically violent behaviour. The evaluation also showed that the group was effective in encouraging participants to express anger, frustration and fear more openly and to reassess their beliefs about sex roles and personal rights within intimate relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-183
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Family violence
  • Group therapy
  • Men's services
  • Spouse abuse

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