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There is an urgent need to intervene with people who use abusive behaviors with their intimate partners given the tremendous emotional, physical, and financial harm which results from their actions. Efforts by professionals to better understand, identify, and intervene with these men are appropriate, timely, and important. Research that typologizes batterers (domestic violence offenders) was introduced in the late 1970’s by a few pioneering researchers and has continued to evolve. While the efficacy of a sub-type classification approach to batterer intervention continues to be debated, its popularity is on the rise. Join us for a discussion with national and state experts to talk about recently emerged qualitative subtyping of batterers, addresses concerns that have been raised about the methodology relative to its application in Colorado’s domestic violence offender management, victim advocacy, and victim services, and get recommendations for those doing the work in the field.


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