Domestic/Family Violence Education
Healthways Services provides battering intervention and prevention to individuals and couples who have been dealing with violent, abusive, and/or controlling behaviors. Our goal is to help these participants identify their behaviors by taking responsibility for their negative behavior. Registration is easy; sessions typically take place within the week of registration.
There are four phases to BIPP:
- Registration: Please contact us Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule your evaluation and assessment session. You may select which of these meetings you would like to attend first, and you may also schedule them for the same day.
- Evaluation: Participants will meet individually with a Certified BIPP Instructor who will conduct an initial psychosocial evaluation. The BIPP, Health and Rehabilitation Consultant (Instructor) will evaluate the individual’s relationship and behavioral history as well as an incident report, if available. The purpose of this session is to determine if the individual is prepared to participate in the required sessions. During the session, the instructor may also determine if other factors, such as substance abuse or psychological issues, are contributing to abusive behaviors.
- Group or Individual Orientation: To prepare individuals for our sessions, we conduct an interactive initial orientation in a group or individual setting. During the orientation, individuals receive information about the philosophy and structure of our program, rules, and their rights and responsibilities as a participant.
- Group or Individual Sessions: After completing the evaluation and orientation sessions, participants are introduced to their group or individual sessions. All sessions are conducted per State BIPP Accreditation Guidelines.
Successful Completion of The Program Requires:
- Complete a minimum of 18 weekly two-hour group, individual or couple sessions
- Pay fee at the time of each session
- Participate appropriately in the work of their sessions
*Note: An individual’s completion of the program in no way guarantees that he or she will discontinue abusive behavior. Completion of the program only indicates that minimum requirements of attendance, participation, and payment for services have been made.
Sessions for men and women are held weekly:
Group Session: Monday – Friday: 6 pm – 8 pm
Individual Session: Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Couple/Family Session: Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
End The Cycle of Abuse Today!
Healthways Services Battering Intervention and Pevention Program (BIPP) wants you to understand that you do not have to be a batterer. If you are an abuser, your children will more than likely abuse.
Abusive behavior comes in many forms, and sometimes you do not realize it has come upon you until it is too late. If your actions are presently guiding you down the wrong path and you want to change, we are here to carry you the rest of the way, contact us for a FREE initial consultation.
If you think someone is being abused get involved, anonymously, call the National Violence Hotline at 1–800-799 7233.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD) requires accredited BIPP programs to charge participants for services as a way of reinforcing that abusive behavior has consequences.
** Evaluation and Orientation Sessions are $100.
Group Fees are $40 each per 2 hour session (Accepting New Participants)
- 18 weeks (36 hours) = $720
Individual Fees are each $120 per 2 hour session
- 18 weeks (36 hours) = $2,160
Couple/Family Fees are each $180 per 2 hour session
- 18 weeks (36 hours) = $3,240
****$100 Exit Interview Session per person
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Cashier Checks, Money Orders and Credit Cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) are accepted for payment ONLY (No Refunds). No personal checks are accepted.
Domestic Violence workbooks are available for purchase, but not required – $50 each.
Each participant MUST sign a release of information that allows BIPP to have contact with his or her victim. It is required that all firearms be removed from the homes during their participation in the program. Victims are notified about the participant’s enrollment in, and exit from BIPP sessions. Progress reports on court-mandated participants are mailed and/or faxed to the referral source on a monthly basis. Each participant must read, sign, and adhere to Healthways Services rules, policy, and procedures. We require that each participant review and agree to BIPP Rules and Program Regulations.
What to Expect?
BIPP is not an anger management program. The program curriculum addresses some anger management issues and teaches partial anger management skills, but it is much more comprehensive. The curriculum addresses social and cultural issues, particularly regarding gender and violence, teaches and develops critical thinking skills, and includes therapeutic topics, such as empathy, accountability, and communication.
Some courts are requiring both BIPP sessions and Anger Management sessions. We strongly suggest you complete the BIPP Classes before you take Anger Management Classes. BIPP Classes should come first because it addresses violent, abusive, controlling, and aggressive behavior. Upon completion of the BIPP sessions, you’ll have a stronger foundation required for learning effective abusive control techniques.