Fatherhood and Domestic Violence Webcast Series & Resources

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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.


Register here to access the Fatherhood and Domestic Violence Webcasts and related resources!



Each pre-recorded webcast is presented in English with closed captions available in English. If you require other accommodations to access any of the resources, please email us so that we can do our best to meet your needs.

Please e-mail DJ Peay at DJPeay@FuturesWithoutViolence.org

The Fatherhood and Domestic Violence Webcasts are co-sponsored by Promising Futures and the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW).

The development of this webcast series was supported by Grant Number 90EV0434 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, and Grant 90CA1850-01 from the Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view in these webcasts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations necessarily imply their endorsement.