What is the Abuse Intervention Program? The Abuse Intervention Program (AIP) confronts what is often a lifelong pattern of thinking, rationalization, denial, and behaviors that lead to violence and other forms of intimate partner abuse.
What does AIP challenge? AIP challenges its participants to view their use of violence as a choice, not an uncontrolled reaction to their past, their partner, and/or their addiction(s). AIP participants are exposed to tools for non-violence and are expected to begin to think critically about their behavior in relation to how it is impacting their children, their partners, and themselves. The program is certified through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.
What does AIP do for our clients?
Educates participants about the types of domestic violence and abuse by using the power and control wheel.
Educates participants on how intimate partner violence impacts not only themselves but their partner and families.
The program encourages participants to be accountable for the abusive behaviors.
Provides tools for non-violence.
What do we cover? The Abuse Intervention Program is a certified program that is guided by the Duluth Curriculum. Over the 22 week program the groups focus on the following themes:
Trust & Support
Honesty & Accountability
Partnership & Shared Responsibility
Negotiation & Fairness
**The Duluth Model is a community-based approach to domestic violence through intervention. The Duluth model ensures that blame has been taken off of the victim and placed with the offender. For more about this model, click here.
To schedule an intake or to speak with an AIP Coordinator, please call our office at 301.759.9246