Rodney Vlais is a psychologist and Policy and Practice Co-ordinator with No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association
This webinar was held on 17 July 2012.
Research has demonstrated a link between men's use of domestic and family violence and the abuse of children. Not only does exposure to domestic and family violence constitute child abuse, but children in these circumstances are also at increased risk of experiencing child abuse directly from the perpetrator.
Despite this, child protection work can tend to place a disproportionate emphasis on victims to protect their children in exceptionally difficult circumstances.
In this webinar, Rodney Vlais highlighted the importance of both engaging men and supporting the mother-child bond to ensure the safety and well-being of children and women and outlines principles and practice suggestions for child protection workers to increase the visibility and accountability of men who perpetrate family violence.