Domestic Violence and PFAs
The Dads’ Resource Center advocates for the importance of dads accepting and engaging in all aspects fatherhood. This includes developing a healthy and effective parenting partnership with the mothers of their children.
Acts of violence or mean spiritedness toward a child’s mother corrupts the true nature of fatherhood and is absolutely unacceptable in any form. Men should treat women with dignity and respect at all times. At the same time, we need to be aware that both men and women can be either the perpetrator or the victim of domestic violence.
It is important that men recognize that they too can be the victims of acts of mental or physical abuse, and that they consult with the appropriate involved agencies or individuals (ex. their lawyer or Children and Youth Services) when any such incidents occur.
Another area of concern is teen dating violence. The Dads’ Resource Center has taken the lead in awareness of this issue – WJAC Interview With DRC Executive Director Jeff Steiner.