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International Symposium “The Batterer as Parent”

  • Time and Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 13:30-16:30
  • Venue: Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center “Move” 5th fl, Main Seminar Room
  • Attendants: 144 persons

Mr. Lundy Bancroft (Counselor, USA)
Mr. Bancroft gives a group therapy for teenager boys who were raised in a family with domestic violence. He acts also as a child custody evaluator and a child abuse inspector. He wrote books including Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.

Mr. Jay G. Silverman (Associate Professor, Harvard University, USA)
Mr. Silverman is a specialist in developmental psychology. As a clinical expert, he is involved in perpetrator counseling. He has a good deal of work as a researcher. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.

Ms. Tamie Kaino (Professor, Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Science, Ochanomizu University, Japan)

Ms. Kaino specializes jurisprudence (especially family law). Her project is conjugal laws, violence against women and the anti violence against women law. She is a member of the Cabinet Office’s Expert Panel on Violence against Women of the Council for Gender Equality. She wrote many books such as Domestic Violence and Gender Laws (co-authored).

Ms. Masami Shinozaki (Professor, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan/Chief Researcher, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women)

Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women
JICA Kyushu International Center

Simultaneous interpretation offered

Domestic violence (DV) and child-abuse have been recognized as individual issues. It is going to be known, however, both are intricately related. Influence on children raised in a family with DV is not only caused by suffering from violence and seeing violence.

At the symposium with panelists introducing advanced cases such as rehabilitation program that offenders are required to take, the reality of offensive men, effects by offenders on family relationship, response to it and so on were discussed. 13 JICA participants from 11 countries specially attended the symposium.