The Uncommon Man

August 02, 2006

Something my Father Would Do: Overcoming Legacies of Family Violence

I'm posting the text of an e-mail from The Family Violence Prevention Fund promoting new materials including a documentary DVD, which includes snippets of an interview with MRI's executive director, Steven Botkin!

The video is thoughtful, informative, and hopefull. Please send your requests for free copies of the DVD and/or posters to: childrensteam@endabuse.org.

The Family Violence Prevention Fund is proud to present new materials for engaging abusive fathers in renouncing their violence. The free materials include a series of posters and the documentary:

Something my Father Would Do
Overcoming Legacies of Family Violence


The 15-minute documentary, directed by John Badalament (All Men Are Sons), shows the stories of three men from different cultures who grew up with abusive fathers and had to grapple with their own choices as intimate partners and fathers.

Though originally designed for use in supervised visitation centers, it can be effectively utilized in batterers intervention and fatherhood groups, as well as in workshops and community meetings to discuss issues of family violence and fatherhood. Suggested questions to lead a discussion are included.

The three posters, in Spanish and English, invite fathers to think about their legacy to their children with engaging multi-cultural images and open-ended question, such as: You are a role model to your children. Is there anything you would like to change?

Please send your requests for free copies of the DVD and/or posters to: childrensteam@endabuse.org

Posted by Daniel at August 2, 2006 04:06 PM

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