Lundy Bancroft is an author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. His work focuses on three areas:

  • Training professionals on best practices for intervening with male perpetrators of violence against women, toward the goal of promoting accountability and requiring change.
  • Training professionals on the dynamics of emotional injury and recovery in children who are exposed to a man who abuses their mother, to prepare participants to offer the most effective and safe assistance possible to children and their mothers.
  • Supporting healing and empowerment for abused women, with an emphasis on advocating for the human rights of mothers and their children.


Lundy works collaboratively with various agencies to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice not just a priority, but also a reality. These agencies ensure that victims of domestic violence, advocates, community-based programs, educators, legal assistance providers, law enforcement and court personnel, health care providers, policy makers and government leaders have access to up-­to-­date information on best practices, policies, research and victim resources.

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Helpful excerpts, links and articles to prepare for the most effective and safest assistance possible for abused individuals, mothers and their children.

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Child Custody Justice

This valuable resource is devoted to bringing about dramatic reforms in the treatment of abused mothers and abused children in family law proceedings.

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The books, videos, websites, and organizations listed on this resource pages offer support, guidance, and inspiration to abused women in “domestic violence” or “battering” cases.

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Lundy’s work focuses on working for justice for abused women and their children. Toward these goals, Lundy strives to write and disseminate accurate information about abusive men, including their strategies and tactics, their ways of getting away with what they do, their ways of keeping women trapped, and their realistic potential for change. Additionally, he writes and trains about the impact abusive men have on children in their lives.

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– 2004 Pro Humanitate Literary Aware from the North American Resource Center


This award was for Child Welfare (“The Batterer as Parent“).


Lundy has written several best-selling books:


  • “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
  • “Why Does He Do That?”
  • “DAILY WISDOM for Why Does He Do That”
  • “When Dad Hurts Mom”
  • and the national prize-winner “The Batterer as Parent”
Quick Bio

Lundy was born in Ohio and raised in Ohio, Peru, and Massachusetts by parents who were confused as to why he was there. From the time Lundy was born, it was noticeable he got a little older each day. In 1963 JFK was assassinated, a fact that profoundly affected his life in 1976 when he had to memorize it for the American History final. When Lundy was six he stuck a stick in his eye and had to wear an eye patch to his first day at elementary school. Lundy went to prep school because anything was better than living at home, even prep school.

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