Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention

This course is for individuals trying to manage the expression of anger inside the home

Course Details
State Approved Batterer Intervention Program
County Approved Batterer Intervention Program for Levels 1, 2 & 3
Intimate and Non-Intimate
Classes day, evening and weekends
Please call for schedule (813) 933-8865
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Domestic Violence is NOT the same as Anger Management!

There are approximately 700 – 800 arrests for domestic violence in Hillsborough County each month.  The psycho-educational program is meant to introduce cognitive-behavioral changes that not only Stop Violence but also expand individual skills in problem solving and relational harmony.  Not all participants are court-ordered.  Some have been directed as a part of their individual case – plan for family reunification, while others have volunteered.  Ultimately, the goals are two fold: First, stop physical violence and eliminate emotional abuse, and Second, increasing relational success by introducing enhance problem solving, collaboration and goal setting.  Participants attend classes once a week for 1 1/2 hours per session. There are multiple handouts, exercises and homework assignments.

The experience of anger found in partners that are intimately involved is much more complicated. Once physical and emotional abuse is integrated into the patterns, habits and behaviors of a family it is dramatically more difficult to stop. In stark contrast, when an explosive altercation occurs with a co-worker, neighbor or distant acquaintance; addressing the triggers, identifying state, or trait issues is more specific and typically does not involve the depth taken in a DV program.

Course Content

  • Honesty & Accountability
  • In-Direct & Direct Criticism
  • Seven Types of Partnership
  • ScoreCarding & Distortions
  • Positive Intimacy
  • Mis-use of Emotions
  • Dumpers & Dumpee’s
  • Care-Taking Vs Healthy Relationships
  • Anger Mis-Management
  • Roles, Rules, and Functional Families
  • Five Types of Sexual Respect
  • Substance Abuse and Conflict
  • Trust and Support
  • Stress and Family Violence
  • The 6 Conflict Styles