Welcome to Our Video Toolbox

This page contains videos we use in our classes, or that contain information pertinent to the philosophy we hold in ending cruelty in relationships. Some videos have been created by us, and some have been created by others. We hope this page will be a resource for those facilitating battering intervention programs, for those offering public education and for anyone interested in personal growth.

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Facilitator Videos

The following videos are intended for those who are pursuing mastery of the craft of group facilitation and the FPI Approach. The content is not intended for use in group, but rather to build a deeper understanding of the FPI Curriculum and Model. If there are topics you would like to see here, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Understanding Abuse and Cruelty

Examining the definitions for abuse, violence, physical violence, and cruelty can be enlightening. The Family Peace Initiative walks us through the application of definitions.

Variations on the Control Log

FPI shares approaches to using the Control Log in Battering Intervention.

The Primary Colors of Emotions

This video can be used to teach the fundamentals of emotion in your class. It illustrates how trauma and adverse feelings can disconnect us from our emotional selves.  This is a beginning conversation in the first section of our curriculum.  It pairs well with conversation about the ACE's study.


Classroom Videos

The following videos are used at various times throughout our curriculum. We have found them to be useful in illustrating important points and stimulating conversation. Many thanks to the creators of these videos. We provide links here for your convenience.

Something My Father Would Do

Futures without violence.

On Empathy

Dr. Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

The Backwards Brain Cycle

It took me 8 months to learn how to do this, but I was only picking up the bike and running to the end of the driveway and back every day.

First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Childs Developing Brain

Produced for the California Attorney Generals Office, We explore the effects of domestic violence on the brain development of young children.

The Power of Vulnerability

Dr. Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Listening to Shame

Dr. Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

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