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The Batterers Intervention Program is a psycho-educational group designed for men who must attend a domestic violence program after being referred through a court order. The program is also open for self-referral.
CMET's BIP program works on three primary principles:
1. Safety of the victim
2. Accountability of the batterer
3. Collaboration - CMET promotes a coordinated community response to domestic violence
CMET is certified by the Department of Children and Families as a provider of the 29-week program. We follow the "Duluth Curriculum" and the main goal will remain on participant's responsibility and accountability for their beliefs and actions. We offer a sliding scale payment.
Our psycho-educational program will include, but is not limited to the following:
Definition of domestic violence Dynamics of power and control Socialization, including gender roles and equality Batterer's responsibility for past and future abusive behaviors 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 CMET offers BIP groups in and