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There is no single cause of intimate partner violence. Anyone may become a victim, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, education, cultural identity, economic status, profession, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental capacity, or personality. Spousal abuse is a complex problem based on several contributing factors involving personal, interpersonal, or social issues.

The lack of access to community-based services and support increases a person’s vulnerability to resort to violence, or to compound the effects that violence has.

Men who have committed violent acts are ultimately responsible for their actions and the damages they inflict. In certain cases, these men may have been victims of violence themselves or may have witnessed violence in the past. Counselling can allow these men to take back control of their life and end the cycle of violence.

The HUMANIST Approach

Humanists believe that humans are ultimately good in nature. Based on this notion, we believe it is important to help individuals reappropriate their emotions, allowing them to regain power in their life and break free from their defense mechanisms that can often lead to violence/violent behaviour.
The humanist approach assumes that individuals have the capacity to understand their situation, take control of their life, to self-actualize and ultimately be happy. They are the experts of their own life and can find solutions to address their issues.
The open mindedness involved in this approach, along with a systemic analysis of the factors that contribute to violence (from the macro- and microsystems of their relationships), means that we provide unconditional support to the men who need it.

What do “Point Final” meetings look like?

Le programs aims to:

  • Reduce inappropriate behaviour

  • Develop listening skills

  • Analyze situations according to personal perceptions

  • Demonstrate how to adequately feel and express emotions

  • Teach empathy

  • Help participants “let go” of past events

  • Develop skills and competencies

  • Help participants take responsibility for their actions.


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