Intimate Partner Violence: Raising Boys to be Good Men


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

The focus of this video is on empathy training.

Helping young boys and girls recognize their feelings and needs and the feelings and needs of others is an important part of breaking the cycle of harm. In our culture, it is an especially important and often neglected part of raising boys to be good men.

Young children who learn mutual respect in actions and language gain skills that can last a lifetime.

Marion Little, who at the time of filming was Adjunct Assistance Professor, Dispute Resolution Program, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, discusses the reasons contributing to Intimate Partner Abuse in our society.

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