Preparing men to engage restoratively: Addressing Responsibility, Masculinity and Trauma (Session I)
This workshop will illustrate a restorative approach to intimate partner violence. Such an approach will focus on repairing harm without creating harm. In the context of men’s violence against women, this process often involves inviting women to consider the effects of the violence and what may repair these effects. Further men are invited to develop a relapse prevention plan to stop the violence and repair the harm. The process of preparing men to take responsibility to engage restoratively often involves attending to issues of their own experiences of trauma and masculinity.