Spotlight On... KISRA

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Spotlight On... KISRA


The West Virginia Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Initiative operated by Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action uses an innovative screening tool called the Reality Check card to ask specific questions about relationships and identify possible signs of an abusive relationship. The card also lists all the licensed domestic violence programs in West Virginia. All program participants receive a card to help them reflect on the condition of their relationships. The card prompts abusers and victims to think about their behaviors and treatment of others. They can identify where they might need help and how to receive help if necessary. One participant who completed the Reality Check card at a What Is Domestic Violence? session said he never knew his behavior was coercive and controlling. He enrolled in counseling and anger management programming that have taught him how to be in an equal and respectful relationship.

Learn more as a part of the NRFC April 2014 webinar Addressing Domestic Violence: The Role of Fatherhood Programs.