Program explores the motives of batterers

4/2/2014

Family Crisis Service Inc., in conjunction with Compass Behavioral Health and the Finney County Community Health Coalition, will be hosting "Understanding the Motive of Those Who Batter: The Connection to Risk and Lethality of Domestic Violence Offenders," 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Family Crisis Service Inc., in conjunction with Compass Behavioral Health and the Finney County Community Health Coalition, will be hosting "Understanding the Motive of Those Who Batter: The Connection to Risk and Lethality of Domestic Violence Offenders," 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Participants will learn the different motives that drive those who are abusers, understanding both the differences and similarities among domestic violence perpetrators and how it improves the ability to determine risk of re-offense, and lethality in domestic violence cases. Understanding these specific dynamics and evidence-based risk factors can lead to an improved overall response.

Presenting the program is Dorthy Stucky Halley, director of the Victim Services Division, and Michelle McCormick, batterer intervention program unit coordinator, both of the Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

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