The Domestic Abuser as a Father (Session Q)
Lundy Bancroft’s workshop explains the profile and tactics of men who abuse women, and the impact their behavior has on children living in the home. He confronts the myth that a man can abuse his children’s mother and still be a good father, demonstrating that perpetrating domestic violence is one of the worst things a father can do to his children, even if he never harms them directly. Lundy also describes the impact the abuser has on the victim’s mothering, including the harm done to mother- child and sibling relationships. He also reviews the research showing a high overlap between domestic violence perpetration and child maltreatment. Finally, he introduces concepts in children’s healing and recovery.