Batterer’s Intervention Program is a 52-week program that is either mandated by court/probation or can be attended on a voluntary basis. This program is offered at our agency to male clients in all of our offices and to female clients in our Fullerton office (the groups are gender specific). Over the course of 52 weeks the client meets once a week for a two hour group session. They are randomly drug tested quarterly throughout the program. For our court clients, a progress report is created every 90 days or as court-ordered to show the client’s progress in the program. Included in this report is their attendance, evaluation of the client including acceptance of responsibility, participation, attitude, their use of skills and motivation and any comments the counselor feels that would help or initiate the improvement of the client’s learning. This program is currently being offered in all four of our locations.
The domestic violence program is set up to teach a variety of skills, included but not limited to anger management, impulse control, stress management, relationship skills, communication skills, and problem solving skills. The groups are typically split into two parts, a didactic or skill teaching component and a counseling portion, where client’s issues are explored. Clients in our domestic violence program can be expected to be treated with dignity and respect and are not viewed as “bad” people. Clients are taught that they are not defined by their behaviors, but to identify abusive behaviors and mindsets and are shown how to replace them with more effective and healthy behaviors.
The groups are facilitated by a variety of seasoned professionals, included a Psychologist, licensed Master-level therapists and skilled group counselors with an average range of 15 years of experience each.
NOW OFFERING – Juvenile/Teenager/Adolescent domestic violence support group. If you or your teenager are struggling with significant relationship issues, please contact us to see if our group program would be a good fit.