Accountability for Change: New Options for IPV Offender Treatment

Erin Musick-Neily is a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Lethbridge Family Services and in this role co-facilitates with the agency's Accountability for Change Project, a treatment program for men and women who have been charged with a DV related offence. In her work as therapist, Erin works primarily with trauma, including victims of family violence and sexual violence and has a strong interest in the impact of early attachment experiences.

Dave Shirley MA, RSW, is the Program Coordinator for the Accountability for Change Project with Lethbridge Family Services and has been since 2006. Dave has over 30 years of work in the field of probation and has been working in the field of treatment of domestic violence offenders since 1990.

John Thompson B.A., RSW, is an Outreach & Education Worker with Lethbridge Family Services and works as a co-facilitator with the agency's Accountability for Change Project, a treatment program for men and women charged with domestic violence related offences. John also co-facilitates with the agency's accredited suicide intervention training. John has been working extensively in the field of suicide prevention for over 13 years and as well has worked in addictions recovery for over 10 years

Accountability for Change New Options for IPV Offender Treatment (ppt)
This presentation will discuss the Accountability for Change, a co-ed treatment program for mandated participants who have been charged with an IPV related offence. The Accountability for Change Project (AFC) has been in place for nearly 5 years at Lethbridge Family Services. Since that time, we have seen over 250 group participants go through our program. We will share some of our experiences, program statistics and successes, and what we have found works in terms of effective treatment for IPV offenders.
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