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Thursday Thought — On Violence, Resistance, and Power in Language by Dr. Allan Wade

At a conference in Sweden, Dr. Allan Wade discusses social responses. In particular in this short video clip he touches on how people who have been abused may be further traumatized by the negative social responses they receive from ‘helping’ professionals, authority figures, family, friends and neighbours.  Very often, the social responses an abused person receives from …

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Thursday Thought — Honouring Resistance by Dr. Allan Wade

On the blog we have praised Allan Wade who, along with his colleagues, originated the response-based approach which has taught us how to elucidate and honor victim’s resistance. In this clip from a counselor-training DVD Dr. Wade shows us how the response-based approach to therapy exposes violence, clarifies the perpetrator’s responsibility, elucidates and honours the victim’s …

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Male Privilege is the underlying driver of domestic abuse. — Ken Lay, former Police Commissioner

This address by Ken Lay is inspiring, compassionate and compelling. Please watch and share. The address was given this year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Monash University, Melbourne. The text of Ken’s address can be found at http://malechampionsofchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Monash-speech-Ken-Lay-November-25-20151.pdf One stand-out for me was when Ken said: Here’s something I’ve noticed. Claims of …

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How does the US legal system respond to domestic violence? And how can it be improved?

How does the US legal system respond to domestic violence? What are the problems? How could it be improved? This Public Lecture by Professor Leigh Goodmark discusses these questions. Professor Goodmark is a lawyer and author who came to Australia in August 2015 to discuss her research and practice experience. Professor Goodmark’s scholarship focuses on legal and justice responses …

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War Room: Dishonouring God — a review by John Ellis (from ADayInHisCourt)

When John Ellis watched War Room, he almost walked out of the cinema when he saw how it depicted spouse abuse. Here are some excerpts from his review of the movie. We hope you read his whole review War Room: Dishonoring God, but be aware that it is fairly long and the power punches which we are quoting below come near the …

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‘Hurting People Hurt People’

How often is that one thrown at targets of abuse? Once a target has mustered the courage to share the truth of what’s happening, people are reluctant to believe that the problems are serious. There are many reasons for this. But in an effort to minimize the danger, the target’s advisers often tell her that …

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