Violence Prevention and Intervention Program
This program is a 26-52 week commitment designed to provide psycho-educational counseling and rehabilitative psychotherapy. The goal of the program is to provide participants with information, insights and skills in an effort to assist them in gaining better self control as well as changing attitudes, behaviors and beliefs that cause and/or lead to domestic violence and child abuse. Clients are evaluated on an ongoing bases, and services are individualized to address the specifics of clients violent and abusive and impulsive behaviors. This program provides services to individuals who are known violent offenders, domestic violence offenders, child abusers, stalkers and others affected by the expression of, violent and intimidating outbursts of aggressive and impulsive behavior.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is partner abuse, spouse abuse, or battering. It occurs when one person uses force to inflict injury, either emotional or physical, upon another person they have, or had, a relationship with. It occurs between spouses and partners, parents and children, children and grandparents, and brothers and sisters. Victims can be any age, race or gender.
Domestic violence is also an escalating pattern of violence or intimidation by an intimate partner, which is used to gain power and control. The categories of domestic violence have been identified as:
Physical Abuse- Physical abuse is physical force or violence that results in bodily injury, pain or impairment. It includes assault, battery and inappropriate restraint.
Psychological Abuse- Psychological abuse is the willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, or other verbal or nonverbal conduct.
Domestic violence cuts across lines of race, nationality, language, culture, economics, sexual orientation, physical ability, and religion to affect people from all walks of life. Domestic violence is serious wherever and whenever it happens. Racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression can impact how people experience violence in their lives, and how they are able to get help. Substance abuse problems or mental illnesses, while not responsible for domestic violence, can change someone’s perspective of violence and the kind of treatment that is needed. Applied Behavioral Sciences has developed specific resources for individuals and families in accessing help and support they need to end domestic violence in their lives.
What is Child Abuse?
Child abuse is a form of domestic and family violence. Child abuse and neglect affect children of all ages, races, and incomes. There have been hundreds of thousands of child abuse and neglect reports filed last year, and most incidents often go unreported. Applied Behavioral Sciences Violence Prevention and Intervention Program has developed specific resources to individuals and families in accessing help and support they need to end domestic violence, family violence, and abusive behaviors from their lives.
What is Stalking?
Stalking is harassing or threatening behavior that happens repeatedly. It is a large problem in America. Currently, it is believed that 1.4 million victims are stalked each year. The pattern of controlling behaviors in stalking is very similar to domestic violence. Stalking behaviors include following the victim, threatening, repeated phones calls, coming to the victim’s place of employment, leaving written messages or objects, and vandalizing the victim’s property. Applied Behavioral Sciences Violence Prevention and Intervention Program has developed specific programming for its clients to address stalking and harassing behaviors in-turn developing a self-awareness of stalking, obsessive, compulsive, and other harassing or threatening behaviors.