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2 BIP Model Practices: Promoting Accountability & Engagement Scott Miller, Domestic Abuse Intervention Project-Duluth Oliver Williams, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, University of MN David J. H. Garvin, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County Ted German, Emerge Julia Perilla, Georgia State University and Casa Esperanza’s National Latino Network for Healthy Families and Communities Abusers 201 Minnesota Conference November 4, 5, 2013

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4 Men’s Violence Against Women is a Chronic Problem that comes to the attention of the public as an Acute Episode A Concern: We have created systems of response to an acute episode and may be lulled into a perception that men’s violence against women is an acute problem, when in fact it is a chronic problem

5 A New Term in the 1980’s

6 Consider this analogy…

7 Does Public Education Work?

8 …How Do We Interpret? …How Do We Respond?

9 Accountability

10 …What does it mean?... …What do we mean?... …What do we want it to mean? Accountability: the quality or state of being accountable; especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions First Known Use of ACCOUNTABILITY: accountability n. 1. the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable. 2. a policy of holding public officials or other employees accountable for their actions and results: a need for greater accountability in the school system. [1785–95] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc ac·count·a·ble adj. 1. Liable to being called to account; answerable. See Synonyms at responsible. 2. That can be explained: an accountable phenomenon. ac·counta·bili·ty, ac·counta·ble·ness n. ac·counta·bly adv. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.

11 account (v.) Look up account at Dictionary.com c.1300, "to count, enumerate," from Old French aconter "to count, render account" (Modern French conter), from a "to" (see ad-) + conter "to count, tell" (see count (v.)). Meaning "to reckon for money given or received, render a reckoning," is from late 14c.; sense of "to explain" (c.1710) is from notion of "answer for money held in trust." Transferred sense of "value" is from late 14c. Related: Accounted; accounting. accountability (n.) Look up accountability at Dictionary.com 1770, from accountable + -ity. Earlier was accountableness (1660s). accountable (adj.) Look up accountable at Dictionary.com "answerable," literally "liable to be called to account," c.1400 (mid-14c. in Anglo-French); see account (v.) + -able. Related: Accountably. …What does it mean?... …What do we mean?... …What do we want it to mean?

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13 Accountability Accountable to… Accountable for… To hold Accountable… To Account for… …or is it something more…?

14 Barbara Hart’s Wisdom Batterers, men’s counselors and battered women’s advocates must be accountable to battered women if we are to end violence against women and to do so in a manner that does not further endanger battered women and which specifically incorporates strategies that will empower battered women. Accountability is a process by which people plan for and execute responsible conduct both individually and in interaction with significant others. An accountable person is one who periodically gives a detailed explanation of his conduct to others to whom he is responsible. An accounting must outline strategies to assure responsible conduct and to avoid problematic conduct. An accounting is a reckoning of behavior. An accountable person who has acted irresponsibly or has created an unjust situation for another must compensate the person he has wronged in an effort to restore the injured party to the condition or situation prior to the wrongful action. But accountability for wrongdoing goes beyond mere restitution. It also precludes the wronging party from repeating the injurious conduct. Therefore, accountability must include a plan to prevent a reoccurrence of this behavior. An accountable person is one who accepts those constraints voluntarily. Safety for Women: Monitoring Batterers’ Programs PCADV- Developed 1990, Revised 2004 Accountability ACCOUNTABILITY TO BATTERED WOMEN

15 Conceptual Clarity Model Developed by Jeffrie Cape LMSW CAADC

16 How does one measure accountability?

17 What is Accountability

18 Consider… External Accountability: What is done to us Internal Accountability What we do…

19 Accountability: Actions toward or involving others that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.

20 Me Intimate Partner Wife/Partner Past/Present Employment Boss Coworkers Employees Community Interactions Roads Store Clerks Probation/ Courts Self-Care Recovery Health Extended Relationships Family Friends Parenting Children Step-Children Accountability: Actions toward or involving others that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.

21 A Metaphor for Engaging in Discussions About Accountability Bases of Accountability

22 Accountability Pledge I commit all my efforts to seek accountability in my thinking and actions, and to provide safety and respect to everyone in my life. How our Batterer Intervention Groups Close


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