Domestic Abuse Intervention Program
P.A.T.S.’ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (D.A.I.P.) is for male clients involved in a domestic violence offense with their spouse, partner, date, or relative. This program is group oriented and facilitated by a male and female experienced in dealing with batterers and their families. Attendees are challenged to develop non-violent alternative methods to resolve conflicts and keep women and children safe. The role of alcohol and drug abuse in domestic violence is also addressed. The program consists of:
- * An initial intensive 14 hour weekend session
- * Comprehensive Assessment during the weekend
- * 24 to 50 week follow-up sessions 1 ½ hours long
- * Monthly update reports to referring agent
The initial session focuses on overcoming denial and minimizing the offense(s).
Follow-up sessions emphasize practical techniques for resolving problems that occur in attendees’ lives, focus on accountability of the perpetrator and the impact of domestic violence on children’s lives