The Canton of Zurich sends more perpetrators of violence in the learning programs. 2019 there were 50 offenders twice as many as in the years before (read more here). Nevertheless, the share of allocations in comparison to the listed offenses deep.
Far more and more men come into the man's office in Zurich, the oldest and largest offender counseling center of Switzerland. Last year there were nearly 600 men. On behalf of the Canton, the trade body also called the offenders addresses. In 2019, the managing Director, Mike Mottl and his three advisors counseled a total of 283 men, during which the police had has a contact or rayon prohibition.
How to experience the threat?
working with these men is more of a crisis intervention. A violence prevention measure, for many, a significant incision. Some of the men were arrested for the first Time and from home expelled. Some cry because they don't know how this could happen.
Why men hit their women?
I need to distinguish between assigned Gefährdern and the majority of men who come voluntarily to us. This self-detectors usually have a healthy moral understanding of violence. You tick at the Moment, because they are overwhelmed, and not realize within seconds that it was okay.
"the perpetrators of violence need to learn that they are responsible for their deeds, not their environment."
If you know that it is wrong, why you do it anyway?
you often see in the role of victim: she had, perhaps, Stress in the workplace or dispute in your family. Often there are families with several small children, a demanding phase of life. Some feel their women humiliated. Perpetrators of violence need to learn that they are responsible for their deeds, not their environment.
There are also perpetrators who see no Problem with that.
Yes, this is a small part of it, and we can't reach you most of the time. The are often the culprits with more or less severe personality disorders. They need other forms of therapies.
What is the influence of traditional role images?
role models are more deeply ingrained than you think. Already Jack is given: "You have to be strong and cool. To have problems is not manly." For many men, it is more difficult to seek help, because you show weakness. Most men are not even aware that the problematic role of images of outbreaks of violence, contexts.
"like in the tutorial, we identify difficult situations and develop a kind of emergency case."
What is the role of sexuality?
The connection between sexuality and domestic violence is complex and is often underestimated. Here, too, traditional role images of the train: Often, these men are frustrated, they want to prove themselves, "their man", but at the same time afraid to not be enough. Combined with other factors, may discharge this subtle Stress at some point in the outbreak of violence.
How do you help the men?
We want to find out the dynamics of Violence and break through together, why it comes to that. In every relationship there is a pattern, you're in love, has fears of loss. Here, too, role models come into play: In men in a traditional breadwinner role with small children a tremendous pressure sometimes. If you do not relax in front of a loud Stress at all, we can recommend you to, for example, to go back in to your former football club.
like in the tutorial, we identify difficult situations and develop a kind of emergency case. If you apply this consistently, you will have very good chances to live for the future without violence.
"migrants are often educated poor, not well integrated, or can find no affordable housing."
What case is this an emergency?
This is individually. There may, for example, that you should go for a walk, as soon as warning lights show. Other do Fitness or go in the garden and smoke a cigarette. Others call a good friend or the mother. This is summarised on an A4 sheet, to hang the men then at home, on the fridge.
Why are migrants übervertreten for attacker addresses?
In the case of many migrants, the image of the man is established as head of the family is still deep. And migrants tend to have fewer opportunities. They are often formed in a poor, not well integrated, or can find no affordable housing. This is frustrating and can lead to increased violence.
Nevertheless, there are for offenders with a poor knowledge of German hardly offers.
This is a Problem. We have received the green light for a new project that allows us, hopefully, to support better integration of migrants. We want to train professionals from the countries of origin of the perpetrators. It is still not yet secured the financing.
A question of Resources?
Yes, it is invested today in working with Offenders. It would also be sometimes the best victim protection.
Created: 06.03.2020, 11:02 PMUpdated Date: 06 March 2020, 11:01