Conference: 2016 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys.
Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2016
- Rick Goodwin, MSW, RSW, Principal, Men & Healing, Ontario, Canada.
- David Lisak, PhD, Forensic Consultant, Placitas, NW.
1. The interpersonal violence is perpetrated by a small fraction of the community.
2. But violence emerges from,and is a product of culture.
3. Culture is only possibly the mobilisation of a significant part of a community.
4. Men are human.
2. Culture messages filtering through family members, friends, strangers, colleagues, et cetera.
3. Culture change: Multi-layered Sexual Assault Prevention Program ( Bystanders, facilitators, core sex offenders)
If we can look past gender categories and just see human beings, we will discover that there are many men that we sexually abused as a child. We may see them as happy men but they are hurting inside.
We must get away from the circles of victims-perpetrators divide.
The Drama Traingle :Unconscious, repetitive sequence of transactions, perceptions, interactions with self and the environment.
Emotional authority is the drive for every perpetrator of violence.
Most men are raised in a culture that expression of anger is not sanctioned.
If we want men to engage in ending violence against women, we are going to reach to them at a much deeper level.
Men who have experienced childhood traumas are compassion impaired.
Compassion is profound.
Healing begins through soft compassion and universal compassion.