Anger problems can have a detrimental effect on your marriage, your job, your relationship with your children, and your quality of life. Anger issues can also lead to violent situations that can cause a person to be arrested. Here, a person will learn how to calmly work through anger by communicating effectively with the person or people you are angry with, and techniques for the healthy release of anger through communication and other means is the treatment plan goal.
Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP)
Batterers' Intervention Programs (BIPs) are methods of developing positive family relationships for families which have suffered from domestic violence of any sort. The program includes 26 weeks of education, role-playing activities, exercises and follow-up to provide comprehensive behavioral modification for individuals that engage in domestic violence.
Substance Abuse Evaluations & Counseling
Frequently when a person has been arrested for domestic violence, battery, or drug related charges, the legal system orders a sustance abuse evaluation. A substance abuse evaluation is a clinical interview consisting of a series of questions and a review of the person's legal history. Based on the findings by the licensed clinician, substance abuse counseling may or may not be recommended.
Mental Health Evaluations
After an arrest, a mental health evaluation is sometimes court ordered. Most people do not know what to expect and are nervous, so knowing what it consists of should ease any anxiety. It is simply a clinical interview conducted by a licensed clinician, and consists of a series of questions regarding what happened, a family mental health history, and the individual's medical history.
This is often court ordered or mandated by the Department of Children and Families. The following topics are covered in our parenting classes:
- Divorce as Loss — Learn about the emotional, physical and social transitions of divorce.
- Parental Role — Learn about shared parental responsibility.
- Developmental Stages — Study the common reactions of children and how they understand divorce by age group.
- Communicating with Your Children — Discover techniques to talk with your children, and tips to help them through a divorce.
- Abuse — Learn about domestic violence, including spousal and child abuse.
- Legal Concepts — Study the rules and explanations about share parental responsibility, child support, visitation and many other legal concepts applicable to divorce.
- Visitation — Discover the best way to make visitation count and plan accordingly for the children's benefit.