March 7 - From Bully to Perpetrator: Working with Abusers March 8 - Making Anger Your Friend
M.S., MFT Anger Management, Domestic Violence Counseling for Survivors and Perpetrators, Gender Issues, and Expert Witness
From Bully to Perpetrator: Working with Abusers (March 7)
What do children learn growing up in abusive families? Who are the bullies on the playground, and who are the individuals that grow up to become abusive in their future relationships? Many Domestic Violence organizations focus on the victims; however, it is also important to address and change the perpetrators in order to prevent the cycle of violence from repeating. This keynote will take a look at the formation of adult perpetrators of domestic violence, how to properly counsel them, and steps to change their belief systems.
Making Anger Your Friend (March 8)
Most of us do not grow up learning how to manage conflict and anger, even when we come from healthy families. This keynote will present parents and community members with the tools to properly handle anger. Additionally, they will receive the steps to address different styles of anger and utilize preventative thinking.
More About the Speaker
Alyce LaViolette has worked with the issues of gender and power over the last 39 years. She speaks on sexual harassment as well as other gender issues. Ms. LaViolette has worked with private clients who have suffered sexual harassment and hostile work environments. She has spoken on bullying and other relationships that involve imbalances in power. In addition, she has worked with battered women since 1978, first as an advocate at WomenShelter in Long Beach and then in a private practice. In 1979, she founded Alternatives to Violence in Long Beach, one of the first programs in the country for spouse abusers. She specializes in Anger Management, Domestic Violence Counseling for Survivors and Perpetrators, and Gender Issues. She also provides couples' counseling, and a broad base of individual issues. She serves as an expert witness for criminal and family court.