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.