Domestic Violence Prevention
This program provides the DV offender the opportunity to explore the dynamics of domestic violence with the primary goal to end it. The Deluth and other models of treatment are used to accomplish this goal. Other goals include improving mood, anger management, cognitive thinking error reconstruction, increasing communication skills, establishing effective parenting habits, developing healthy relationships, and pattern skills for violence-free living. Personal accountability is emphasized throughout the program. Therapy groups are held separately for men and women. Specialized monitoring is optional.
This class is also taught in one (1) six-hour block. It centers on educating the individual about the root or source of anger and assists in developing effective coping skills to better understand, manage and prevent anger and aggression. Various assessment tools are utilized in determining the source of anger and its triggers, then developing coping skills via cognitive approaches.