Preventing and Managing Couple and Family Violence

[Speaker] Bray, James H:1
1:Baylor College of Medicine (United States of America)

Couple and family violence are unfortunately common and damaging events for all family members. While women are most likely to be physically injured by violence, men suffer as well and this trauma impacts the entire family. Substance abuse and other mental health problems often interact couple and family violence. This presentation will discuss evidence-based methods for preventing and managing couple and family violence. Methods for anger management, non-violent conflict management and interactions with substance abuse will be discussed. In addition, findings from the MIRRORS project for pregnant and post-partum women and their families focusing on reducing violence and the impact of trauma will be presented. This presentation will also discuss the role of community, police, and agency involvement to prevent and manage domestic violence.
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