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9 Important Communication Skills for Deescalating the Cycle of Abuse & Violence
Thu January 23, 2014: 11:00 am-1:00 pm EST
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A 2-hour webinar providing a brief review of current research on the role of relationship conflict in domestic violence. It will also include an introduction to several foundational principles that underlie healthy and unhealthy communication and provide a comprehensive overview of the 9 Skills of Effective Communication (adapted from Dr. John Gottman) and 10 Rules for Constructive Conflict that can help them and couples they work with disrupt negative patterns of communication that can potentially escalate into destructive conflict, abuse, and violence.
Dr. Victor Harris is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences. His teaching, research, and programming focus on close relationships with a specific emphasis on dyadic and group communication practices and their influence on relationship quality.
Dr. Heidi Radunovich is an Associate Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at University of Florida. She is a licensed psychologist whose teaching, research and Cooperative Extension activities connect to military families, domestic violence, stress, developmental disabilities, childcare provider education, disaster stress, and academic integrity. Dr. Radunovich is also the project leader for OneOp (MFLN) Family Development concentration.
This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.
National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
OneOp Blog: Domestic Violence: Warning Signs
OneOp Blog: Domestic Violence: Definitions
OneOp Blog: Violence Against Women: A Global Health Problem
OneOp Blog: Resource Discovery: 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
OneOp Blog: Relationship Stability: What Helps and Hinders
Harris, V.W. (2012). Nine important communication skills for every relationship. Gainesville, FL: Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
Harris, V.W. (2012). Ten rules for constructive conflict. Gainesville, FL: Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.