• Considerations when implementing trauma-informed care into male domestic violence offenders' intervention programs

      Sewell, Elizabeth S. (2016)
      This project addresses significant factors to consider when implementing trauma-informed care in Batterer’ Intervention Programs. Literature addressing trauma informed care and domestic violence interventions is discussed to demonstrate how trauma-informed care might be used with male perpetrators of domestic violence. There is a gap in the literature describing how trauma-informed care is integrated with domestic violence perpetrators, and this gap is surprising due to extensive literature supporting a clear link between trauma history and violent criminality. A checklist was created using the best practices in trauma-informed approaches and is intended to be used by agencies in a clinical setting, including Batterer’ Intervention Programs seeking to integrate trauma-informed approaches when working with male batterers.