Ending intimate partner violence
requires intervention on all levels, but ultimately it is the perpetrators who need to understand and change their behavior. Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who abuse women has provided treatment, education and training to perpetrators of domestic violence since 1977. Their philosophy of holding abusers accountable and putting the needs of people who are abused first has proven to be effective in the treatment of domestic violence abusers. From the outset, they have collaborated with Transition House, the first shelter for victims of domestic violence on the East Coast, which opened in 1976. In this webinar, we will examine the importance of intimate partner abuse education programs working with domestic
violence prevention programs to effective impact the cycle of abuse.
This webinar will include Dr. David Adams and Dr. Susan Cayouette of Emerge,
and Sarah Gyorog and Ronit Barkai of Transition House, as well as participants in the Emerge program.
The webinar will be moderated by social worker/filmmaker Tracy Schott, Found of Voices4Change.
#Voices4Change is a grassroots movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the risks of intimate partner violence during pregnancy, elevate the voices of survivors, and end intimate partner homicide. This movement has been initiated by Voices4Change, an organization with a mission to create an ecosystem in our society that has zero tolerance for Intimate Partner Violence.Every Year, 10 Million People Experience Intimate Partner Violence.