The Development of a Trauma-informed, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Group-based Domestic and Family Violence Men’s Perpetrator Program for Fathers: an Exploratory Mixed Methods Study
Intervention for perpetrators of domestic and family violence is a growing area of research interest in Australia. There is an acknowledged need to intervene and respond to people who commit these acts of violence, with the aim of protecting victims. This study seeks to focus on the phenomenon of male perpetrator behaviour change as related to domestic and family violence programs. There are a limited number of intervention frameworks that inform programs targeted at males who perpetrate domestic violence. Among these there are even fewer with a sound evidence basis supporting their effectiveness. The current research proposes the development of a CBT and trauma informed, group-based intervention program for fathers who are perpetrators of domestic violence. This is to be based on a framework validated by the extant literature, expert input and client feedback.