Are you abusing?
- Do you use fear as a way to control your partner?
- Do you push, shove, or throw your partner around (into walls, floor, etc)?
- Do you slap your partner with an open hand? Do you make your partner ask you for permission?
- Do you control who your partner can see or be with? Do you criticize your partner’s friends and relatives?
- Do you grab or injure your partner by holding or squeezing too tightly?
- Do you feel your partner spends too much time with family and friends?
- Do you embarrass your partner?
- Do you control your partner’s spending?
- Do you try and strangle your partner?
- Do you pinch your partner?
- Do you blame your partner for your actions or behavior?
- Do you force your partner to have sex with you?
- Do you usually get your way?
Frequently asked questions:
Can I volunteer to attend a BIPP?
Yes, you can. BIPPs in Texas encourage volunteer participation. Find an accredited program to make sure you are receiving services that meet minimum standards.
How do I find the nearest BIPP?
Programs accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Community Justice Assistance Division TDCJ-CJAD must meet the requirements for court-mandated BIPPs. For a complete list of accredited programs, visit: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
What is an accredited BIPP?
An accredited BIP program:
- Must comply with specific guidelines.
- Must have trained employees.
- Must conduct criminal background checks on their employees.
- Must show that their program meets minimum state guidelines.
- Must provide at least 36 hours, 18 weeks of group intervention.
- Must cover specific information in group.
- Can charge fees for attending groups.
- Believes that abusive behavior involves choice.
- Believes people who are abusive can choose to change their behavior.
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