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The Basics of Battering Intervention & Prevention ProgramsPart OneA BIPP Educational Series, Part One Online Module <br />...
To identify the mission and goals of Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPS).<br />To understand requiremen...
According to the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program Accreditation Guidelines, the mission of BIPPs in Texas is ...
Operate a program that plans for victim safety by creating systems, policies and procedures.<br />Keep batterers accountab...
Background checks<br />All staff must undergo annual TCIC/NCIC background checks<br />Initial Training<br />If staff is li...
Staff Development<br />If staff is licensed, must receive 24 hours every 2 years<br />If staff is not licensed, must recei...
Every BIP program must include the following elements into their program:<br />Intake and Assessment<br />Orientation<br /...
Ending violence<br />Holding batterers accountable for their violence<br />Holding batterers accountable for instance of v...
Programs shall gather information on:<br /><ul><li>Batterer’s appropriateness for program participation and the possible n...
Current and past use of violence towards victims, abuse and/or neglect towards children, substance abuse and other abusive...
For Best Practices, assessment process should seek information on:<br /><ul><li>History of threats, assaults, ideation of ...
Possession of, access to or a history of using weapons;
Degree of persistent focus on partner actions, whereabouts, friends;
History of head trauma injuries;
History of episodes of blackouts;
History of mental health conditions and current mental health status;
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  1. 1. The Basics of Battering Intervention & Prevention ProgramsPart OneA BIPP Educational Series, Part One Online Module <br />CJAD Approved Hours: 1<br />
  2. 2. To identify the mission and goals of Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPS).<br />To understand requirements for BIPP staff.<br />To increase effectiveness of core BIPP programmatic elements.<br />Objectives<br />
  3. 3. According to the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program Accreditation Guidelines, the mission of BIPPs in Texas is to eliminate male to female battering by providing services to batterers, promoting safety for victims and bringing about social change necessary to end battering and all other forms of relationship abuse.<br />Batterers are a separate category of offenders requiring specialized intervention. BIPPs shall focus on ending violence, abuse and challenging batterers capacity to change.<br />Mission of Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs<br />
  4. 4. Operate a program that plans for victim safety by creating systems, policies and procedures.<br />Keep batterers accountable for their abusive behavior.<br />Facilitate individual and societal change by challenging batterers’ cultural attitudes about violence and institutional practices that support battering and sexism.<br />Goals of BIPPs<br />
  5. 5. Background checks<br />All staff must undergo annual TCIC/NCIC background checks<br />Initial Training<br />If staff is licensed for 4+ years and has 4+ years experience in BIPP, must receive at least 15 hours minimum initial training.<br />If anything less, staff must receive at least 40 hours minimum initial training.<br />BIPP Staff Requirements<br />
  6. 6. Staff Development<br />If staff is licensed, must receive 24 hours every 2 years<br />If staff is not licensed, must receive 40 hours every 2 years<br />Supervision<br />All stuff must receive at least 1 hour of supervision every 4 weeks<br />Supervision can include but is not limited to peer supervision, group observation, discussion of ethical dilemmas, victim safety planning, and batterers’ goal revisions.<br />BIPP Staff Requirements<br />
  7. 7. Every BIP program must include the following elements into their program:<br />Intake and Assessment<br />Orientation<br />Group Sessions<br />Victim Contact<br />Program Completion<br />Program Completion<br />Referral and Progress Reports<br />Coordinated Community Response<br />Prevention Activities<br />Programmatic Design Elements<br />
  8. 8. Ending violence<br />Holding batterers accountable for their violence<br />Holding batterers accountable for instance of victim blaming<br />Holding batterers accountable for their abusive behaviors<br />Avoiding collusion with batterers<br />Creating an environment to allow for positive behavioral changes in batterers<br />All Elements Shall Focus On<br />
  9. 9. Programs shall gather information on:<br /><ul><li>Batterer’s appropriateness for program participation and the possible need for referral
  10. 10. Current and past use of violence towards victims, abuse and/or neglect towards children, substance abuse and other abusive behaviors</li></ul>Intake and Assessment<br />
  11. 11. For Best Practices, assessment process should seek information on:<br /><ul><li>History of threats, assaults, ideation of homicide or suicide and attempts of homicide or suicide;
  12. 12. Possession of, access to or a history of using weapons;
  13. 13. Degree of persistent focus on partner actions, whereabouts, friends;
  14. 14. History of head trauma injuries;
  15. 15. History of episodes of blackouts;
  16. 16. History of mental health conditions and current mental health status;
  17. 17. History of drug or alcohol abuse and/or other substance;
  18. 18. History of sexual abuse of the victim or others;
  19. 19. Nature of current relationship with the victim;
  20. 20. Accurate and detailed description of the most recent violent incident; and
  21. 21. History of abuse and/or trauma as a child.</li></ul>Intake and Assessment<br />
  22. 22. Prepares participants for group sessions by providing information<br />about program guidelines and expectations regarding:<br />Fee schedule<br />Attendance and Tardy Policy<br />Minimum of 36 hours over 18 weeks<br />Group Session Participation<br />Cessation of Violence<br />Confidentiality<br />Batterers must sign written agreements that inform batterers to the limits of confidentiality: information submitted to CJAD, subpoenas, child and elder abuse and imminent physical injury.<br />Batterers must sign a release of information for victim/partner, referral source, medical/law enforcement and any other entities (CPS, lawyers, etc).<br />Orientation<br />
  23. 23. The primary approach to working with batterers is direct intervention in a group<br />format. This group format helps the facilitator hold batterers accountable as<br />well as the group, as a whole, hold each other accountable. The following are<br />minimum requirements for BIPP group sessions:<br />36 hours/18 weeks, not to exceed one group per week<br />Gender-specific groups<br />Facilitation<br />1-15 participants = 1 facilitator<br />15-20 participants = 2 facilitators<br />Accountability<br />Confront victim-blaming<br />Confront minimizing, denying and justifying<br />Confront rationalizing of abusive behavior and choices<br />Avoid collusion with batterers<br />Recognize that battering involves choices<br />Belief and attitude changes lead to behavioral changes<br />Group Sessions<br />
  24. 24. “ The program curriculum shall be based on an intervention model that recognizes family violence as the result of one person in an intimate relationship systematically using tactics of emotional and physical abuse in order to maintain power and control over the other.”<br />Battering Intervention and Prevention Program Accreditation Guidelines<br />BIPP Curriculum<br />
  25. 25. The choice of curriculum is up to the individual program. Programs<br />may choose a curriculum that has already been created or the program<br />may choose to create their own. The following are the minimum<br />standards for components the BIPP curriculum shall include:<br />Assign responsibility solely to the batterers<br />Encourage batterers to develop critical thinking skills<br />Emphasize family violence is a learned behavior<br />Recognize relationships between substance abuse and family violence<br />Review non-violent discipline techniques for children<br />BIPP Curriculum <br />
  26. 26. BIPP Curriculum shall also include:<br />Promote batterers’ empathy for victim/partners<br />Identify sexual abuse a as a form of violence<br />Review effects of family violence on children<br />Identify feelings that increase batterers’ ability to choose<br />Identify effective communication skills and emphasize listening with empathy<br />Explain negotiation and conflict resolution skills<br />Challenge stereotypical gender role expectations<br />Assist in developing a non-violence plan<br />Identify the effects of distorted thinking<br />Encourage sexual respect<br />BIPP Curriculum<br />
  27. 27. The mission of BIPPs is to eliminate male to female battering by providing services to batterers, promoting safety for victims and bringing about social change necessary to end battering and all forms of relationship abuse. <br />All BIPP staff must undergo an annual TCIC/NCIC background check and must receive the specified number of training hours.<br />All elements of a BIPP program shall focus on ending violence, batterer accountability, avoidance of collusion and creating an environment that allows for positive change.<br />Group sessions are the primary approach of direct intervention used in BIPPs and there must be a minimum of 36 hours of group over 18 weeks. <br />Points to Remember<br />
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