More Batterer Intervention Classes Aimed to Help Abusive Men

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Source: New York Times

With more attention directed towards helping individuals overcome events of physical abuse and trauma, one class is guiding men to become better partners.

Batterer intervention classes are becoming more common across the country and are aimed to help men recognize why they inflicted pain on others.

The classes require men to complete a series of activities which guide them in understanding and empathizing with their partner’s point of view.

While critics believe the classes approach a complex topic in a far too simplistic manner, evidence has shown the courses may be working to prevent cycles of domestic violence.

According to recent reports, 90 percent of men who graduated from the classes four years prior had not abused their partner in the previous year.

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