|SafeHaven's Batterer Intervention and Prevention Program helps abusive individuals to identify belief systems that form the core of abusive behaviors. Th program equips abusers with tools that help them avoid aggressive and violent behaviors in the future.|
Education for Men's Nonviolence Program
SafeHaven's Education for Men's Non-Violence Program is designed to encourage abusers to learn new behaviors and skills which will result in ending domestic violence. Sessions include education and skills training in anger management, effective communication, problem-solving and assertive versus aggressive behavior. This 18-week, 36-hour psycho-educational counseling program is designed to stop abusive behaviors and introduce productive relational behavors.
The group program meets for a two-hour session weekly. During these sessions, participants examine issues related to domestic violence, ask questions and share perceptions and feelings concerning topics. Groups are facilitated by two counselors (one male and one female) and consist of 6-12 participants. Through listening to others, participants have the opportunity to develop higher self-esteem and healthier self-images of themselves and their partners..
Participants must attend a one-hour orientation prior to enrolling in classes. A $25 fee is charged for orientation and each class.
The program is accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Council on Family Violence.