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Alyce's Training/Speaking Samples
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Snow White, Gender, and Power
- TEDx Talk at CSULB
See why Alyce is entertaining about the serious subject of Gender Power.
Go to the video below for a full presentation on Fairy Tales, Gender, and Power.
Gender Fairytales and Domestic Violence
- End Abuse Long Beach
Feel free to browse from the beginning of this full video.
Parenting curriculum, For Our Children, focusing on parenting when DV is an issue
- End Abuse Long Beach
Intro to co-parenting curriculum for California
Why Do People Hurt the Ones They Love? Part 1
- Heroes and Healthy Families Conference Atlanta Georgia
Explore the underlying reasons for perpetrators, including PTSD
Why Do People Hurt the Ones They Love? Part 2
- Heroes and Healthy Families Conference Atlanta Georgia
Using Akido for Anger Management
Handouts and Articles by Alyce
Recurring Questions Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act
Alyce D. LaViolette and Warren R. Shiell, Family Law News, Vol. 39, Issue 3, 2017
Section 22 on Family Law Form DV-130 provides that the court has discretion to order that a party attend a fifty-two-week batterer program approved by the probation department.
When is that appropriate and how should the party attend a batterer intervention program?
Assessing Risk With Perpetrators
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORT, August/September, 2016
Alyce LaViolette started one of the first programs to work with perpetrators of domestic violence in 1979, at Women’s Shelter in Long Beach, CA. In this article, LaViolette shares her experiences in the clinical assessment of batterers in group therapy.
Assessing intimate partner violence: A Context Sensitive Aggression Scale
Journal of Child Custody, Volume 6, Issue 3-4, August 2009, pages 219-231, Alyce LaViolette
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, researchers began exploring the differences in men who physically abused their female intimate partners. Since that time, there has been an emergence of research on that topic which has led to the development of batterer typologies. These men were identified around the issues of behavioral characteristics, traits, emotional responses, and experiences. Shelter advocates, for the most part, have presented a relatively one-dimensional view of abusive men based on their experiences with battered women and their children. This author proposes a continuum of aggressive acts with the intention of creating a context that could aid in assessment and intervention when intimate partner violence (IPV) is an issue.
Batterers' Intervention: A View From the Trenches
by Alyce LaViolette
From the chapter in the book:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS(editors Bob Geffner and Alan Rosenbaum)
Women's shelters and/or safe houses developed in almost all major population areas throughout the United States and abroad. The goals were to provide a safe environment for abused women and their children, to offer advocacy, counseling, and medical services, and to empower women to leave their abusers. While shelters continue to serve these and other critical needs and are an essential part of the service delivery system for battered women, they address only part of the problem. Left untreated, batterers often will continue to abuse their partners who leave shelters and return to the relationship.
A Batterer Story: Tracing the Abuse
Discover how an abuser came to understand why he abused his girlfriend.
...When we traced the path to his abusive behavior comparing it point by point to his father's behavior - he cried. He cried because his girlfriend was gone and he was forced to look at what he'd done.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Beyond the Axis of Evil: Abuse and Aggression in Intimate Partner Relationships
The Therapist magazine, January/February, 2009
In 1978, I became a volunteer at the WomenShelter, a refuge for battered women and their children in Long Beach, CA. The program was new and so was the idea that women could be battered by the men who loved them. In the early seventies an article about domestic violence appeared in the European edition of TIME magazine. Feminists from this country asked the editors of TIME why the article or any article about wife abuse did not appear in the U.S. edition of TIME. They were told it wasn’t a problem in this country.
Continuum of Aggession and Abuse
Lessons Children Learn In Abusive Families
Time Out: Exercise Anger Paradigm
Tips For Victims Of Domestic Violence
Women Who Hit Their Male Partners
Are men and women mutually abusive in intimate partner relationships?
...this research indicated that men and women initiate aggressive acts...
...does an act of aggression define a relationship as abusive?
Intimate Partner Violence(IPV)
- Clinical work with Survivors of Domestic Violence
- Clinical work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
- Creating Effective Intervention Programs
- Assessing Dangerousnes
- Intimate Partner Violence Assessment - Is it Anger or Abuse
- Working with Shame and Rage
- Psychodynamics of Abusive Relationships
Sexual Harassment in the Work Place, on the College Campus, and in the Community
- Provide more than a basic training with a focus on beliefs and an understanding of power differences
- Understanding Power
- Communication Styles
- Gender Differences
- Styles in Conflict
- Date Rape and Dating Violence
California's Requirement for Sexual Harassment Training:
- An employer having 50 or more employees shall provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees within six months of their supervisory position
- Provide sexual harassment training and education to each supervisory employee once every two years
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- Styles of Anger
- Anger Management Skills
- Developing Empathy
- Preventative Thinking
Gender and Power
- Fairy Tales and What We Learn
- Male and Female Communication Patterns
- Roles We Play
Become a Domestic Violence Expert Witness
- Interviewing your client and collaterals
- Creating Context
- Writing Your Direct Examination
- Building Your Case
- Working with your Attorney
Motivational Speaking and Keynote Addresses
- Fairy Tales, Gender and Power
- Hope for Survivors and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
- Where do Bullies Come From?
- Making Anger Your Friend
- Understanding Victims of Domestic Violence
- Why Do Battered Women Stay?
- Perpetrators Who Change
- Working With Angry People
- Technical Assistance to Batterers' Programs
What Others Say
Alyce LaViolette was the featured speaker for one of our programs on Intimate Partner Violence. In this still-new era of virtual meetings, Alyce stands out for her ability to discuss difficult topics while creating a safe space for participants--some of whom are processing complex emotions related to experiences with intimate partner violence. She covers much ground in one hour but gives depth and realism to key concepts balanced by practical advice.
We are grateful for Alyce LaViolette’s expertise and capacity for empathy.
- Stelet Kim & Jeane Relleve Caveness, Ph.D. Co-Presidents
American Association of University Women (AAUW), Long Beach Branch
If you haven't heard Alyce speak before, you definitely need to attend this one - and if you have heard her speak before, you certainly won't want to miss it!
- Paula Cohen, Past President,
End Abuse Long Beach
Alyce always delivers a great, informative, and entertaining presentation. We always feel like we added another knowledge set to our tool box.
- Paul Sharpe, Program Coordinator,
End Child Abuse Long Beach
Alyce is a brilliant presenter! She is truly able to engage and inspire an audience to think a little differently about violence against women issues than before. Her experience is vast and her perspectives are insightful and deep. But she is always practical and realistic, too, and not without humor! After hearing Alyce talk, you want to get up and change the world!
- Susan Omilian, attorney and author of Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse.
"The instructor was insightful, open, and was able to interject humor, which made it easier to open up to a difficult subject."
"Wow. Great presentation! Powerful material."
"I liked the "imagine yourself" aspect but I also appreciated the more informative aspects of this lecture. Thanks for the handout and including some empathy for the perpetrator and males as victims."
"The Instructor was experienced, organized and funny. She kept things going with excellent illustrations. She also had a wonderful attitude."
"Alyce has a unique gift for presenting sensitive material in an enjoyable way. The day went fast."
"Great speaker with a wealth of information and expertise."
"She gave us new and pertinent ideas that I could take back and use immediately."
"Best seminar, on this topic, that I've ever attended!"