Battering Internvention and Prevention
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Effective intervention for family violence offenders is based on addressing the complexities of domestic violence, which includes physical and sexual violence and coercion used by an offender to control their partner’s life. Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs) promote offender accountability for their actions and promote the safety of family violence victims and their children.

The Texas Council on Family Violence supports Texas BIPP programs around accreditation and audits and offers a variety of training, coaching, and education for program coordinators, facilitators, referral agencies, and community partners.

BIPP Conference

Tools for Transformation Annual BIPP Conference features dynamic presenters, showcases state and national trends and presents effective tools for BIPP facilitators. The conference provides the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge of effective ways to work with family violence offenders and on how to partner with critical systems to create a coordinated community response. Texas CJAD CEUs are offered.

Learn more about the BIPP Conference here

SAVE THE DATE!

The 17th Annual TCFV BIPP Conference will be April 23-24, 2020 in Bryan, Texas.

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In-Person Trainings

The BIPP Educational Series is a two-day, in-person training opportunity presented by TCFV staff in partnership with state and national experts. 

The Fatherhood Training is an in-person training hosted by TCFV and presented by national experts.

Texas CJAD CEUs are offered on all trainings.

BIPP Education Series Training

Dates and registration coming soon!

Fatherhood Training

Dates and registration coming soon!

Webinars

TCFV provides live and on-demand webinars to enhance your BIPP program and facilitation skills. TCFV members have FREE access to all BIPP webinars when you use the member promo code. Texas CJAD CEUs are offered for all webinars.

BIPP Hours

Texas BIPP Accreditation Guideline Series

Join us and Aaron Hernandez in exploring the Texas BIPP Accreditation Guidelines. This three part series will explore:

  1. Staff Requirements – background checks, initial training requirements, staff development, and supervision
  2. Case Records and Victim Safety – case records/management system, confidentiality, assessment procedures, and exits
  3. Program Content and Delivery – payment policy, program duration, group make-up, group format, program focus, and program curriculum

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Length: 3.00 Hours (total)

CEUS: 3.00 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LMFT, LPC (total)*

Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2 | Watch Part 3 | Toolkit (COMING SOON!)

*Please note each part is worth 1.00 CEU hour. Each webinar will have it’s own evaluation and certificate.

Working with Men Who Batter

David Almager explores the three categories of domestic violence, what motivates coercive control, the stages of change and motivational interviewing, and the basics of leading BIPP groups.

Level: Beginner

CEUs: 2.00 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LMFT, LPC

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Risk Factors for BIPP Participant Dropout

Participant dropout is a challenge. Peggy Helton explores the risk factors that increase the likelihood of participants dropping out of BIPP programs and the resources for mitigating these risk factors.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 1.0 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Religion, Power, & Intimate Partner Violence

Alyce LaViolette explains the techniques for working with men who use faith as a rationale for their abuse and the use of faith to build bridges of understanding within the group itself. LaViolette has worked with Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perpetrators of domestic violence and presents related case studies.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Integrating Core Clinical Skills into BIPP Groups

Dr. Kevin Fall focuses on the integration of core clinical skills into BIPP group formats and highlights the specific skills related to the role of the counselor, the function of the group, and how to avoid the dynamics of power and control within the counselor-client relationship.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Engagement and Accountability in Group

Founded in 1977, Emerge has pioneered effective and culturally relevant abuser education strategies as well as those for abusers in same-sex relationships. Currently, 30 percent of Emerge’s clients are self-referred, and over 60 percent complete the 40-week program. The presenter describes strategies for client recruitment, client retention, engagement and accountability. The latter includes a brief description of key intervention techniques used at Emerge that can be adapted to other treatment settings. The exercises are geared toward promoting client accountability as well as engagement, both for individual clients and group members.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Working with Women Who Use Force

Join Heather M. and Lindsey Y., BIPP facilitators with the Artemis Center in Dayton, Ohio as they share about the dynamics, challenges, and solutions for working with female BIPP groups or women who use force groups.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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The Batterer as Parent

Lundy Bancroft reviews research findings and clinical observations regarding the impact that witnessing abuse toward their mothers has on children, the damage the abuser inflicts on mother-child relationships, and the direct mistreatment perpetrated by the abuser. Lundy explains how the domestic violence abuser’s choice to use violence, coercion, and control in his intimate partner relationship contributes to the instability and trauma of the children in the home.

Level: Intermediate

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Addressing Trauma Issues in Abusive Partners

Men who abuse their partners tend to have a disproportionately high level of childhood trauma compared to the general population. Chris Huffine reviews how the Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey (ACES) can assess childhood trauma exposure, and discusses how to offer trauma-informed psycho-educational services and guidelines for a specialized abuse intervention group for abusive partners who are childhood trauma survivors.

Level: Intermediate

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Recognizing and Managing Risk Factors, Profiling Killers

David Adams describes innovative practices in assessing and responding to risk in batterer intervention programs. Founded in 1977, Emerge has pioneered effective and culturally relevant abuser education strategies as well as those for abusers in same-sex relationships. Adams describes a protocol, developed and piloted in Massachusetts, for assessing the risk of men who attend batterer intervention programs. Adams also discusses risk management strategies for different types of high-risk clients by drawing from the clinical practice as well as research on  men who killed their intimate partners.

Level: Intermediate

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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A Culturally Competent Approach to Working with LGBT+ DV Offenders

Join Ben Meneses from Dallas’ The Family Place in exploring and highlighting certain issues specific to working with domestic violence offenders in the LGBT+ community. We will discuss what cultural norms we need to be aware of, look at the jargon used by the community, and explore what philosophical approach we should take when working with this population.

Level: Intermediate

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Utilizing Motivational Interviewing in BIPP Group

Join Christopher Hall in learning about Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based engagement strategy originally designed to work with substance abuse issues. It has since expanded to be applied in several areas where change agents work to offer alternative choices and improvements based in health and respect. Applying MI in domestic violence work involves understanding methods of humanization and finding ways to reach individuals who may not on the surface seem interested or feel safe making changes in their lives and relationships with others. This webinar will explore MI techniques, both in a broad overview, but also in specific applications for work with victims/survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence.

Level: Intermediate

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (BIPP), SW, LPC, LMFT

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Family Violence Hours

Dynamics of Domestic Violence for BIPP Series

Join David Almager and Hilarye Hightower of Denton County Friends of the Family in exploring the dynamics of domestic violence through the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program’s (DAIP) Power and Control and Equality Wheels. They also briefly look at teen dating violence and how to use time outs in health partnerships. 

This is a two-part series with each webinar being one hour in length.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 2.00 Texas CJAD (FV), SW, LMFT, LPC

Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

Engaging Men in the Movement: Organizing to End Male Violence Against Women through BIPP

Join Ulester Douglas and Greg Loughlin from Men Stopping Violence in exploring their Community Accountability Model, which explores how to engage men and communities in the movement to end violence toward women and girls.

Level: Beginner

CEUS: 1.00 Texas CJAD (FV), SW, LMFT, LPC

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Strangulation: The Last Warning Shot

Join Gael Strack and James Henderson in understanding strangulation in domestic violence cases – what it is and what is can tell us about the individuals who use it as a control tactic. We will look in particular at how BIPP facilitators can use this information to assess for lethality, hold abusers accountable, and keep survivors safe.

Level: Intermediate

CEUS: 1.50 Texas CJAD (FV), SW, LMFT, LPC

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Additional Training

The Tools of Accountability: Using the Power of Group to Maximize BIPP

The videos were recorded in 2017 from a live training Dr. Kevin Fall offered to BIPP providers in partnership with TCFV.
The recorded interactive training explores the core elements of group facilitation to enhance the potency of BIPP groups and explores essential group dynamics, handling resistance and increasing the efficacy of co-leadership. The second half of the videos demonstrate how to put into action the core elements of group facilitation.

Level: Beginner

Length: 6.00 Hours

CEUS: NO CEUs AVAILABLE

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Live Webinars

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