MEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP - Batterer Intervention Group
Men's Domestic Violence Group
Men's Domestic Violence group is a psycho-educational group that is aimed to help prevent violence and abuse in relationships. This group meets court ordered requirements in Brown County, South Dakota. Batterer Intervention program provides individual participants with the information they need in order to stop their abusive behavior. Approach used in batterer programs hold offenders solely responsible for their acts.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is not just physical violence. It is a pattern of abusive behavior that one partner uses against the other to control the other person. For example:
Hitting, grabbing, pushing, kicking, punching
Blaming, lying, name-calling, threats
Harassing, forcing sex, cheating
Domestic violence is about power and control and always the perpetrator's fault. It can occur in any relationship, no matter what the race, religion, socio-economic status, culture, or creed of the partners.
This group will cover the following topics:
Recognize the signs, symptoms and seriousness of abusive relationships
Understand the difference between healthy and abusive relationships
Develop the skills to maintain healthy relationships
Change the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to social acceptance of men's violence.