According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
Lifeline has been providing violence intervention programs since 1999. The goal is to provide a means of working towards eliminating violence through counseling, treatment, and education. Which is focused on the development of improved, violence-free behaviors.
Lifeline’s Domestic Violence Intervention program serves both offenders and victims through group treatment programs. Groups meet once a week in a safe, clinical, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Curriculum is tailored to group member’s needs. Group leaders are Master level counselors, domestic violence certified, and experienced court approved facilitators.
Domestic Violence Intervention Program for Male Offenders is a 52 week group program offered in English and Spanish. The program is designed to addresses violence in relationships. With the goal of eliminating violence while increasing victim safety, offender accountability, and positive responsible behaviors. Topics include:
- Anger control and management
- Identifying triggers and power and control tactics
- Stress management and time out techniques
- Respectful and effective communication
- Healthy relationships
Domestic Violence for Victims Group (women only) is also a 52 week. Currently, the program is offered in English only. Key principles include:
- Keeping the parent safe and ensuring she is able to engage in a safe, secure and nurturing relationship with her child
- Identifying red flags in an abusive relationship and creating a safety plan
- Effective communication, and understanding the negative effects that Domestic Violence has on children.