NEGOTIATED TIME-OUT: A DE-ESCALATION TOOL FOR COUPLES

Many state domestic violence intervention standards mandate that treatment for offenders should be separate from any treatment offered to victims.In this article we advocate that in cases of low-level violence, when couples choose to remain together, certain aspects of treatment should be offeredcon...

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Published in:Journal of marital and family therapy, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2003), p. 0
Main Author: Rosen, Karen H. (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Matheson, Jennifer L. ; Stith, Sandra M. ; McCollum, Eric E. ; Locke, Lisa D.
Format: electronic Article
Published: Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003
ISSN:1752-0606
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2003.tb01207.x
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  • Many state domestic violence intervention standards mandate that treatment for offenders should be separate from any treatment offered to victims.In this article we advocate that in cases of low-level violence, when couples choose to remain together, certain aspects of treatment should be offeredconjointly. Specifically, our feedback from victims and offenders suggests that one tool generally taught to offenders-time-out—is often ineffective andcan be used abusively when partners are not taught the tool concurrently. We describe the negotiated time-out procedure that we developed anduse feedback from our clients to illustrate its usefulness.