I had a discussion with a coworker, a fellow LMSW in a FQHC we work for. I said I suspect most perpetrators of DV have PTSD. She had been to a training, that I also attended before I knew her, that villainized domestic abusers. I wrote to the speaker after and told him that I didn't think his talk was trauma informed. I think perpetrators have a disorder that required a degree of isolation from those they would abuse, but don't think shame is constructive.
So here's my request. Does anyone have links to articles, podcast episode or videos that explains the link, that I believe to be true, between trauma/ACEs and being a perpetrator and describes an effective way of treating them?