Domestic Violence Worksheet for Perpetrators
What is the theory behind this Domestic Violence Worksheet for Perpetrators?
In a domestic violence situation, the abuse perpetrator is the person causing harm to their partner or other family members. Among other things, therapy for perpetrators focuses on unraveling and challenging the thoughts and emotions behind their need to resort to violence, making them take responsibility for their actions, and working on relationship and conflict resolution skills.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet can be used to help perpetrators of domestic violence to weigh the consequences of their actions which can serve as a motivator for them to change their behavior for the better. This worksheet will prompt them to think about how their actions have affected their own lives and that of others around them.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet can be used as a part of an intensive cognitive behavioral therapy program for perpetrators of domestic violence. Instruct the individual to think about and write down the costs and benefits of their abusive and violent actions for themselves. Then tell them to weigh down the direct and indirect consequences of their actions for their children if any, their partner, and others around them
You can download this worksheet here.