WomanACT was pleased to welcome back Lisa Tomlinson from Children Aid’s Society of Toronto, and Greg Babcock fromCatholic Family Services of Toronto, to this year’s End Violence against Women Week in Toronto. Lisa and Greg facilitated a workshop together which focused on understanding men who use violence and interventions in order to maximize victims’ safety. This workshop sparked very high interest levels and a standing room only workshop as front line workers wanted to hear what they had to say.
Throughout the workshop, Lisa and Greg outlined characteristics, tactics, and types of abusive men which centred on the concept of understanding why males engage in violence in certain situations. The pair touched on their invitation for men to examine their fathering, values, and responsibility for the effects they have on their partner and/or child. If you wish to view their full presentation, download the file below.
The instructor’s would also like to share a link with everyone to view so please do so by reading “Fathering After Violence”. It is an initiative that aims to help end violence against women by motivating men to discontinue their abuse and become better fathers.
Lisa Tomlinson is the Co-Chair of the CAS/VAW Collaboration Advisory Committee of the Toronto Region, as well as a content developer of the E-learning Centre among the CAS/VAW workers. The e-learning program launched on March 11th during our End Violence against Women Week and includes three detailed and informative modules. Click here to log in and begin your e-learning experience.
Men Who Use Violence
Did you attend the Men Who Use Violence workshop at the Supporting Survivors by Supporting Staff training conference? Let us know what you thought in the comment section below.