The Emerge Program

Note: The Emerge Program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The Emerge Program has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Batterer Intervention Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: People who have abused their relationship partners and people in potentially abusive relationships

Brief Description

Emerge's mission is to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has recently expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men to become more responsible parents.

Emerge teaches that domestic violence is a learned behavior, not a disease or a sickness. Emerge supports grassroots, institutional and cultural efforts to stop partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Emerge recognizes that other oppressive life circumstances such as racism, poverty, and homophobia create a climate that contributes to partner violence.

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for The Emerge Program.

References

Adams, D., & Cayouette, S. (2002). Emerge: A group education model for abusers. In E. Aldarondo and F. Mederos, (Eds.). Programs for men who batter: Intervention and prevention strategies in a diverse society (pp 4-1 - 4-32). Kingston NJ, Civic Research Institute.

Adams, D. (2003). Treatment programs for batterers. Clinics in Family Practice, 5(1), 159-176.

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Emerge: Counseling & Education to Stop Domestic Violence
Website: www.emergedv.com
Email:
Phone: (617) 547-9879

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: July 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2007