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March 3, 2022 | Podcast

Fatherhood and Domestic Violence Webcast Series & Resources


Wendy Mota, M.S.


Juan Carlos Areán, Ph.D.

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Series Recorded in 2022

How can fatherhood be used to meaningfully engage people who use violence?

Juan Carlos Areán and Wendy Mota explore this topic in a series of pre-recorded webcasts presented by Promising Futures and the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW). These 3 webcasts present new resources for the field, including a framework for creating relational and systemic accountability with people who use violence, recommendations for responsible fatherhood programs based on a recent study, and a brand-new workbook for fathers who have used violence and want to change their behavior.

This series is intended to help viewers:

  • Incorporate new strategies for engaging people who use violence into their work.

  • Develop a practice that balances legal and non-legal consequences with support for positive change for people who use violence.

  • Use the power of fatherhood to motivate abusive partners to change their behavior.

  • Juan Carlos Areán, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized activist, public speaker, trainer & facilitator, and published author. He works as a Program Director for Futures Without Violence. Since 1991, Dr. Areán has worked to engage men across different cultures to become better fathers, intimate partners, and allies to end domestic violence and achieve gender equity.

  • Wendy Mota, M.S., is a Program Manager on the Children & Youth Team at Futures Without Violence. She provides practice coaching and technical assistance to professionals & organizations across the U.S. regarding child welfare and domestic violence. Prior to joining FUTURES, Wendy held positions such as Director of Diversity and Accessibility for a domestic violence state coalition, as a domestic violence advocate and as a social worker for state government.