Presenter Information

Sherry Rhodes, Collin CollegeFollow

Location

Virtual - Zoom

Event Website

http://www.collin.edu/community/dignity/

Start Date

14-10-2020 6:00 PM

Description

Virtual presentation sponsored by the Frisco (Preston Ridge) Campus District Team

"Breaking the Cycle of Violence" refers to the need to stop the spread of violence from one generation to the next. Abusers were often once victims. This presentation will focus on the efforts to stop the cycle through the work with the men who are incarcerated due to their role as perpetrators of domestic violence. The following films will be available for viewing prior to the panel discussion on October 14th.

"Confronting Domestic Violence Abusers Face to Face " - the film focuses on the efforts of the Resolve To Stop The Violence Project, a program developed by the San Francisco Sheriff's Department in partnership with Community Works West, a nonprofit organization, to work with incarcerated prisoners to help them recognize the attitudes and beliefs that led them to commit violent crimes and confront their history of domestic abuse . The program has been responsible for reducing recidivism by 87% by focusing on victim restoration, accountability of the prisoner's actions, and involvement by the community.

"Group" - Convicted Abusers Reflect on Their Violent Behavior -- the documentary features discussions with men during group therapeutic settings that reveal the beliefs and attitudes that led them to commit domestic abuse. The film was co-directed by Chapman University students: Jack Mullinkosson, Ben Allen, Claire Cai, Meghan Wells, and Haley Saunders, During the therapeutic sessions, a therapist challenges the men to take responsibility for their behavior as well their beliefs about masculinity. The men profiled in the documentary often express a desire to change while struggling with defensiveness, their own history of abuse, and often the need to rationalize their abusive behaviors. However, after weeks of grueling, yet compassionate, therapy, many of them exhibit a desire to change.

Panelists will discuss the film and field questions from students during the discussion time on October 14th.

Panelists:

  • John E. Glass, PhD - Professor, Sociology
  • Stephanie M. Abramoske-James - Professor, Criminology
  • Ryan Thomas - Community Education Program Manager, Hope's Door New Beginning Center

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Oct 14th, 6:00 PM

Breaking the Cycle of Violence Film / Panel Discussion

Virtual - Zoom

Virtual presentation sponsored by the Frisco (Preston Ridge) Campus District Team

"Breaking the Cycle of Violence" refers to the need to stop the spread of violence from one generation to the next. Abusers were often once victims. This presentation will focus on the efforts to stop the cycle through the work with the men who are incarcerated due to their role as perpetrators of domestic violence. The following films will be available for viewing prior to the panel discussion on October 14th.

"Confronting Domestic Violence Abusers Face to Face " - the film focuses on the efforts of the Resolve To Stop The Violence Project, a program developed by the San Francisco Sheriff's Department in partnership with Community Works West, a nonprofit organization, to work with incarcerated prisoners to help them recognize the attitudes and beliefs that led them to commit violent crimes and confront their history of domestic abuse . The program has been responsible for reducing recidivism by 87% by focusing on victim restoration, accountability of the prisoner's actions, and involvement by the community.

"Group" - Convicted Abusers Reflect on Their Violent Behavior -- the documentary features discussions with men during group therapeutic settings that reveal the beliefs and attitudes that led them to commit domestic abuse. The film was co-directed by Chapman University students: Jack Mullinkosson, Ben Allen, Claire Cai, Meghan Wells, and Haley Saunders, During the therapeutic sessions, a therapist challenges the men to take responsibility for their behavior as well their beliefs about masculinity. The men profiled in the documentary often express a desire to change while struggling with defensiveness, their own history of abuse, and often the need to rationalize their abusive behaviors. However, after weeks of grueling, yet compassionate, therapy, many of them exhibit a desire to change.

Panelists will discuss the film and field questions from students during the discussion time on October 14th.

Panelists:

  • John E. Glass, PhD - Professor, Sociology
  • Stephanie M. Abramoske-James - Professor, Criminology
  • Ryan Thomas - Community Education Program Manager, Hope's Door New Beginning Center

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