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Category Archives: Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention

New Training: An Introduction to Batterer Intervention

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An Introduction to Batterer Intervention: Understanding Domestic Violence and Men Who Batter May 8, 2015 We’re offering a one-day training that will provide an overview of domestic violence and batterer accountability for individuals working with men who batter, including individuals interested in facilitating batterers intervention groups. This training is required for new DV Solutions facilitators. …
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Oregon Judge Shatters Myths About Domestic Violence

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The house where Nicolette Elias, a victim of intimate partner violence, was found. An Oregon circuit court judge, Amy Holmes Hehn, has been presiding over a contentious custody case. In an editorial in The Oregonian (reprinted here with permission), Hehn tells us how we can change our thinking and end the cycle of domestic violence. On Nov. 10, …
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Mark Redmond on Comcast Newsmakers

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On Monday, December 8th, Executive Director Mark Redmond was featured on Comcast Newsmakers. He spoke about what makes Spectrum services unique…
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“We’re not judging you”: An Interview with Colleen Nilsen

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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we sat down with Colleen Nilsen, the director of Spectrum’s Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention programs (VIPP), to ask her a few questions. Beal St. George: First, could you describe Spectrum’s program for domestic violence intervention and prevention? Colleen Nilsen: The program is called DV Solutions, or Domestic …
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Mark Redmond on State Child Protection System

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Our Executive Director, Mark Redmond, recently co-authored, with Kate Piper, a letter to the Vermont Legislative Committee on Child Protection. The committee has spent the past few months taking and reviewing testimony on the state’s child protection system. Mark and Ms. Piper, with a combined 53 years of experience in the field of child protection …
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