Utilizing Evidence-Informed Interventions to Increase Retention and Reduce Recidivism in Batterer Intervention Programs

Nada Yorke, LCSW

Research shows that batterer intervention programs have historically low retention and high re-offending rates. This workshop will introduce participants to a unique 52-week batterer intervention program which utilizes research-informed strategies and best practices for promoting positive behavioral change. Study results will be shared from the implementation of "Another Way...Choosing to Change" in both a prison and community-based setting.

Objectives:

  1. Identify three research-informed interventions which can impact a participant's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors regarding abuse.
  2. Describe two adult learning principles for more effective facilitation of groups.
  3. Compare and contrast outcomes of the Duluth model with"Another Way...Choosing to Change" curriculum/design outcomes.

Target Audience: Therapists and criminal justice professionals.

Intermediate level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours.