Batterers Intervention Program (BIP)
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 28-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