BATTERERS INTERVENTION & ANGER
Batterers Intervention Program (BIP)
*also referred to as Abuse Intervention Program (AIP)*
Per IC 35-50-9-1, the Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) at Life Recovery Center is certified by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV). Our BIP strives to educate individuals on integrity and other inherent skills to improve their relationships with themselves and others. We offer gender-specific classes for both men and women.
THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE
Our Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) differs significantly from anger management. While anger management focuses on identifying and managing feelings of anger, BIP addresses the dynamics of abusive behavior, specifically power and control.
We utilize the Cognitive Accountability Training (CAT) model, which is evidence-based and approved for use by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. CAT challenges and addresses the abuser's values and beliefs to help them recognize the underlying causes of their abuse. The program teaches healthy, nonviolent behaviors and requires them to practice these actions each week. The victim's safety and well-being are the underlying purposes of the BIP.
CAT complies with the most current research in evidence-based programming. It effectively addresses all types of abuse, including but not limited to; physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, psychological abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse. CAT is a genuinely innovative cognitive approach for educating about abusive behavior.
PROGRAM CERTIFICATION & OVERSIGHT
As an Abuse Intervention Program certified by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, our program is monitored regularly by an ICADV-Certified Survivor Advocate. The advocate helps to ensure that our program is following the standards and protocols set forth by ICADV and that victim safety is at the forefront of our class sessions.
We have classes going on throughout the week at ALL of our office locations and online. We also offer weekend classes. What this means for our clients is that if one particular group location or time is inconvenient, they can attend another group. For example, if a client typically attends on Saturday mornings but is going out of town for the weekend, they can attend on Monday evening, Thursday morning, etc. Having groups going all week long throughout Indianapolis and online ensures clients can fit our program around a busy schedule!
Our standard Abuse Intervention Program is 26 sessions in length. A 52-week module is also available. The cost is $30 per class. Classes last 90 minutes in length. You will meet 1x/week for 26 weeks. Please note that our Saturday morning classes are $35 per class due to limited availability.
Disclaimer: As with any program, the BIP has limitations and should not be considered a "cure" or erroneously assumed that the abuse will stop or the abuser will change. Every participant in the program is responsible for their change, and others should examine any improvement carefully.
Anger Management Program
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. It can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. The goal of anger management is to reduce both your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can't get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions. Our program utilizes an evidence-based curriculum approved by the State of Indiana.
We have classes going on throughout the week at all of our office locations and online.
Our Anger Management Program is 12 sessions in length. The cost is $30 per class. Classes are one-hour in length. You will meet 1x/week for 12 weeks.
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