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Coercive Control: Invisible Victims?
The presentation by experienced Domestic and Family Violence Practitioner, Mark Walters, will cover:
- How framing their violence as an incident is a strategic intention of men who use violence and contrary to what women who experience their violence say.
- How other men can describe their patterns of control in a righteous or disciplinary sense and suggest that they are “managing” everything for the families’ benefit.
- How, regardless of how it is framed, when we work with men who use coercive violence, we need to understand and respond to violence as the women who experience it describe it; as a myriad of small acts of control and coercion that are going on all the time.
- What the research is discovering about patterns of coercive control, how to think about it in a practical; context for those who work one to one, either briefly or over time, with controlling men and leave you with a deeper understanding of the intention and planning required to control using coercion.