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Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP)


Contact BIPP

Adrian Chavira
BIPP Director
915.562.0077 x 25
achavira@casfv.org

BIPP Costs & Scheduling

  • 24 two-hour sessions
  • $25.00 per session
  • self-referred participants pay 1/2 cost
  • community service available to cover 1/2 cost

Our Impact

2013-2014

  • 465 participants in the battering intervention & prevention program
  • 57 female
  • 408 male participants

The battering intervention & prevention program (BIPP) specializes in domestic/family violence intervention and prevention of battering behaviors used to gain power/control within an intimate relationship, marriage, or family.

Battering is a repeated use of behavior(s) over time to establish control over another person. Anger is usually the emotion that is summoned by a batterer to create the battering mood to evoke an emotion of fear. Battering can begin with a simple menacing look with the intent to condition a fear of an escalation of use of violence. A person uses battering when he or she believes they are entitled to control an intimate partner, family member or person who has been living with him or her. People who batter use their behaviors stategically. The person who is initiating the abusive and/or violent behaviors is focused to bring a specific calculated result, usually to control. 

The BIPP curriculum focuses on a person’s history of abuse and is designed to teach accountability as a means to engage those who batter through dialogue by facilitating reflective and critical thinking. This program is effective because it is based on the dynamics of peer-accountability, a methodology that has been successfully employed for twenty years.

 The BIPP curriculum is not:

  • Anger management which addresses a total lack of anger control.
  • Individual counseling which focuses on diagnosis of a mental disorder (beyond an individual's self-control).
  • Support group which focuses on getting through a traumatic time providing a sympathetic understanding.
  • Couple’s counseling which focuses on reconciling troublesome differences in a relationship and both in the relationship share equal fault. 

BIPP Topics

  • non-violence
  • non-threatening behavior
  • respect
  • support and trust
  • honesty and accountability
  • sexual respect
  • partnership
  • negotiation and fairness


Contact BIPP

Adrian Chavira
BIPP Director
915.562.0077 x 25
achavira@casfv.org

BIPP Costs & Scheduling

  • 24 two-hour sessions
  • $25.00 per session
  • self-referred participants pay 1/2 cost
  • community service available to cover 1/2 cost

Our Impact

2013-2014

  • 465 participants in the battering intervention & prevention program
  • 57 female
  • 408 male participants

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