Term Domestic Violence Intervention Programs
Code FN-1500.9100-180
Definition Programs that offer classes or groups, sponsor victim panels or provide other interventions which help domestic violence offenders understand and take responsibility for their acts of violence and abuse; realize that their behavior is the result of their desire to gain power and control over their partner's life; and make a decision to stop their abuse by looking at the damaging effects of their actions on their relationships, partners, children and themselves. The group sessions address the tactics of power and control; describe the cycle of abuse; challenge stereotypical gender role expectations; and help abusers identify and articulate their feelings and recognize behavior, emotional and physical cues which signal escalating anger. Participants learn problem solving skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, stress management techniques, communication and listening skills and other skills that will help them develop and maintain positive, healthy partnerships; and may be ordered by the court to attend or self refer. The victim panels provide a venue which enables volunteers who have been subjected to abuse to describe the treatment they have endured and the impact on their lives.
Created 3/31/10
Changed 3/15/12
Use References Abusive Partner Intervention Programs
Batterer Intervention Programs
Domestic Abuse Impact Panels
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
Domestic Violence Impact Panels
Intimate Partner Abuse Intervention Programs
Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Programs
Treatment Programs for Batterers
See Also References Anger Management (RP-1400.8000-070)
Domestic Violence Hotlines (RP-1500.1400-200)
Domestic Violence Motel Vouchers (BH-1800.1500-080)
Domestic Violence Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940.1900)
Domestic Violence Shelters (BH-1800.1500-100)
Domestic Violence Support Groups (PN-8100.0200-180)
Family Justice Centers (FT-3000.1900)
Hospital Based Domestic Violence Programs (LT-1750.3050)
Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counseling (RP-1400.8000-020.80)
Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention (FN-1500.1900-800)
External Classification Terms Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Protection of Adults from Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (UW 6.1.05.02)
Spouse Abuse Prevention (NPC I02.05.03)
Spouse Abuse Prevention (NTE I71)
Related Concepts Domestic Violence
Restorative Justice
Facet Service
Comments
Bibliographic References “Batterers’ Intervention Programs – Program Content”, Florida Department of Corrections website, Statistics & Publications, http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/batterers/content.html

“Family Violence Education Program (FVEP)”, The Non-Violence Alliance website, http://www.endingviolence.com/services/direct.php

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