Batterer's Intervention & Prevention Program
If you have been accused or charged with domestic violence or assault (family violence), you could be ordered to complete the Batterer’s Intervention & Prevention Program, also called BIPP. Sometimes, BIPP will be ordered by the judge as part of your probation, and sometimes your attorney will request that you complete BIPP before your court date in an effort to get your case dismissed without trial. The BIPP Program teaches how to identify, examine, and reconsider core beliefs and thoughts that support the use of violence in intimate relationships. Clients discuss and practice new behaviors and skills with the goal of ending their use of violence.
The battering intervention & prevention program (BIPP) specializes in domestic/family violence intervention and prevention of battering behaviors used to gain power/control within an intimate relationship, marriage, or family. Battering is the repeated use of behavior(s) over time to establish control over another person. Anger is usually the emotion that is summoned by a batterer to create a battering mood to evoke an emotion of fear. Battering can begin with a simple menacing look with the intent to condition fear of an escalation of use of violence. A person uses battering when he or she believes they are entitled to control an intimate partner, family member or person who has been living with him or her. People who batter use their behaviors strategically. The person who is initiating the abusive and/or violent behaviors is focused to bring a specific calculated result, usually to control.
The BIPP curriculum focuses on a person’s history of abuse and is designed to teach accountability as a means to engage those who batter through dialogue by facilitating reflective and critical thinking. This program is effective because it is based on the dynamics of peer-accountability, a methodology that has been successfully employed for twenty years.
The BIPP curriculum is not:
Anger management which addresses a total lack of anger control.
Individual counseling focuses on the diagnosis of a mental disorder (beyond an individual’s self-control).
A support group that focuses on getting through a traumatic time providing a sympathetic understanding.
Couple’s counseling focuses on reconciling troublesome differences in a relationship and both in the relationship share equal fault.
•support and trust
•honesty and accountability
•negotiation and fairness
To sign up for BIPP or learn more, please contact Eloy Reyes at 806-342-2500.
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Play Therapy uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve challenges. This is thought to help them move towards better social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.
Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP)
BIPP specializes in domestic/family violence intervention and prevention of battering behaviors used to gain power/control within an intimate relationship, marriage, or family.
Women’s Anger and Violence Program (WAV)
WAV specializes in interpersonal violence intervention and prevention of battering behaviors used to gain power/control within an intimate relationship, marriage, or family.
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