Men’s and Women’s Nonviolence Classes
Participants will attend a 27-session state certified Batterers Intervention Program based on a modified Duluth Model Curriculum. The program will help the participants acknowledge their use of violence.
- Definitions of Domestic Violence
- Dynamics of Power and Control
- Socialization, including gender, roles, and equality
- Batterer’s responsibility for past and future abusive behavior
- Relationship between substance abuse, mental illness, and acts of violence with a distinction that there is not a cause and effect relationship
- Relapse prevention plan that provides alternatives to all forms of abuse
- Challenging the beliefs that promote abusive behavior
- Nonviolent alternatives
- Examine your belief systems and behaviors that support violence.
- Expand definitions of violence and controlling behaviors.
- Discuss the effects of violence on women, men, children, and yourself.
- Identify and practice non-violent alternatives.