The program will explore what it means to be a father. Participants will address how domestic and family violence negatively impacts on their children, the children’s mother and themselves. The group will increase their understanding of how to provide non-
The group will discuss the benefits of being in a healthy relationship and the consequences of unhealthy relationships.
Many people believe that if domestic violence occurs between two partners, their children will not be affected, that they are too young to understand and that they will just forget about it. It is also often assumed that if a man is a ‘good dad’, his children will not be impacted by the violence he uses against their mother. Using violence against your children’s mother is not being a good dad. You may be seriously harming your children in many ways. Children living with domestic and family violence can grow up believing that violence is an appropriate way to solve problems and that men have the right to control women. They may blame themselves or their mother for the violence.
Forms of domestic and family violence include: