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Listen with respect and create a nonjudgmental environment.
Support the belief that family and abuse is primarily a learned and/or chosen behavior and that non-violence can be chosen instead.
Identify the effects of distorted thinking on emotions and abusive behaviors that increase your ability to use personal choice so you can stop using violence and abuse towards others.
Educate effective communications skills, characteristics of healthy & unhealthy relationships.
We will listen with empathy, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to prevent domestic violence.
Challenge the expectation for stereotypical gender roles and support equal partnerships relationships.
To change long held patterns, one must acknowledge the destructive nature of past/present behaviors & accept the responsibilities of our actions.
Our mission is to eliminate intimate partner violence by providing services to violent offenders, promoting safety for victims, and bringing about the social change to end
First Step, Inc. educates potential students during 24 open group sessions where domestic partners are held accountable for abusive behavior and are taught the fundamentals of developing healthy, nonviolent, equal partnerships. By encouraging students to question ingrained beliefs connected to choices involving violence and a societal sense of entitlement to power over one's lover or partner, we seek to make positive change.
Our program is staffed by fully trained, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Assistance-Community Justice Assistance Division approved facilitators and follow all TDCJ-CJAD guidelines.
BIPP provides a designated and economical alternative to criminal justice responses regarding family violence. Upon completion of your program and payment of fees, a certificate of completion can be received and you will be welcome to future meetings free of charge.
After three years without re-offending, a former student can become an educator.
Our Ten Themes:
BIPP Class Schedule:
Theme One: Nonviolence
Develops nonviolent techniques with the student to distance themselves from violent impulses.
Theme Two: Nonthreatening Behavior
Teaches students to identify and separate themselves from intimidation tactics and use nonthreatening behavior.
Them Three: Respect
Respect strengthens and builds us all. Students learn about emotional abuse and learn how to implement respectful behavior.
Theme Four: Trust & Support
Students learn what it means to be a loving, supportive and trusting relationships that do not isolate their partners.
Theme Five: Honesty & Accountability
Educates students of the benefits of honesty and accountability. We teach you how to avoid minimizing, denying and blaming others for personal decisions.
Theme Six: Responsible Parenting
Students learn about present parenting, the benefits of active/caring parents in a family unit and how to break generational trauma/ curses for future generations.
Theme Seven: Shared Responsibility
Develops the student's skills to benefit from shared responsibility, degrades outdated ideals of gender roles and helps the student work to correct the imbalance of labors.
Theme Eight: Economic Partnership
Helps students realize the benefits of an economic partnership, financial communication and the downsides to economic abuse.
Theme Nine: Sexual Respect
Educates students in the integration of sexual respect and recognize abuse in daily life.
Theme Ten: Negotiation & Fairness
Helps students to consider the benefits and integration of fairness and negotiation without resulting to coercion and threats in daily life.
The Battering Intervention & Prevention Program #243-001
Enrollment Fee: $50
Class Length & Cost
24 weeks- $25/Per Session
Participation in, or completion of the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program does not guarantee the absence of future violence. Change an only occur when a person decides to take responsibility for their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.