BATTERER’S INTERVENTION PROGRAM (B.I.P.)
BIP is a Domestic Violence Education Program (Duluth Model, DAIP) designed for men using abusive behavior in their personal lives and at the same time designed to assure the safety of victims.
Violence is intentional. Violence is a system of abusive behavior used to maintain power and control. Batterers can change their abusive behavior if they choose to.
BIP is a 26-week program, 2-hour-per-week, open-ended class. Weekly classes are available in the parishes of St. Mary Parish, Iberia Parish, and Lafourche.
Who is a Batterer?Jealousy – Routinely accusing their partner of having other relationships
Control and Isolation – Going to extremes to isolate and control their partner
Unrealistic Expectations – Extreme dependency, expecting perfectionism
Blame – Blames others for their problems, denies and/or minimizes abuse
Jekyl and Hyde Personality – Exhibits extreme personality changes
Explosive Temper – Trivial happenings can trigger physical/abusive episodes
Legal Problems – May have an arrest record, history of abusive behavior
Verbal and Physical Abuse – Mind games, insults, name calling
History of Family Violence – A family history of abuse
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE!
|IF YOU HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND NEED HELP, PLEASE CALL:|
24-Hour Crisis Line
St. Mary Parish in Louisiana
Phone: (337) 828-4200
P.O. Box 98
Franklin, Louisiana 70538
Lafourche and Assumption Parishes in Louisiana
Phone: (985) 449-1301
P.O. Box 5464
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
LOUISIANA STATEWIDE HOTLINE