Posted on: October 4, 2019 Time to read: 2 minutes
Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic and/or intimate partner violence.
Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture, and status.
It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats, and isolation.
It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs on someone’s online activity, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.
If you have clients with violations for any of these behaviors, consider using our Conflict-Wise course for sanctions. Conflict-Wise helps individuals recognize the impact of their abusive behaviors on themselves and others. It also identifies high-risk drinking, drug use, criminal activities, and other risky behaviors that may contribute to their abusive behaviors.
Becoming aware of their damaging behavior can be an important initial step in making a change. Conflict-Wise develops an action plan using their preferred anger and stress management skills. They will learn conflict resolution strategies and other life skills to diffuse anger triggers and to better manage their behavior.
Conflict-Wise Learning Outcomes:
Identify their behavior type, thought process, and thinking style
Explore how personal identity, values and core beliefs affect how they interact with others
Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy responses to conflict
Identify types of harassment such as bullying, sexting, cyber harassment, stalking and assault
Discuss how anger affects mental and physical health
Recognize how alcohol and drug use can escalate abuse
Develop action steps if they find themselves in an abusive relationship
Understand the value of being assertive when interacting with others
Assess their online behavior and its potential impact
Choose their own strategies to best manage stressful situations and anger triggers
Recognize the risks and consequences of their actions
Choose conflict resolution strategies that work best for them
Recognize, interrupt, and replace anger with an appropriate anger management tool
Build empathy and communication skills
Dispel myths surrounding domestic and intimate partner violence