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Title: How Batterer Program Participants Avoid Reassault
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:6  Issue:11  Dated:November 2000  Pages:1204-1222
Author(s): Edward W. Gondolf
Date Published: November 2000
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Grant Number: R49/CCR310525
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An exploratory and descriptive study of men recruited for a multisite batterer treatment program evaluation provided information on how they avoided violence and how their sense of women and being a man had changed.
Abstract: The research gathered information from 443 participants in well-established programs in Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Pittsburgh at each 3-month follow-up interval after intake over a 15-month period. The samples were recruited over a 10-month period in 1995. In addition, another group of 120 men reported 30 months after intake on how their sense of women and being a man had changed. Results revealed that 53 percent of the men reported relying on interruption methods, 19 percent relied on discussion, and 5 percent relied on respect of women at 3 months after intake. These percentages remained constant over the 15-month follow-up period. In addition, one-fifth of the men reported positive changes in their attitudes toward women; more than one third changed to a great extent, according to their female partners. Moreover, men in the longer programs were more likely than the others to use discussion or respect methods and to have changed to a great extent. Figure, tables, and 29 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Attitude change; Offender attitudes; Rehabilitation; Spouse abuse treatment programs; Treatment effectiveness
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