Offered exclusively in Texas by Life Anew
This program trains batterers to stop their violence in community and jail settings and trains batterer intervention agency staff in the manalive model of violence prevention. The goal is to help men stop their violence and recruit successful graduates to become community violence prevention and restoration activists.
Stage #1, Stop My Violence
This course encompasses a review of current law, an explanation of the control and coercion theory of men's violence, and a decision to build alliances with women and not be violent.
By the end of Stage #1, the men have learned:
-About the traditional Male-Role Belief System and how it has shaped their identities.
-How to identify a Moment of Fatal Peril, i.e., the moment of shock when the male-role image of authority is challenged.
-How to stay in that moment and decide not to be violent.
-To identify the range of abusive behaviors, from emotional and verbal to physical and sexual.
-About the way men use denial, minimization, blame, and collusion to avoid responsibility for violence.
Stage #2, Self Awareness
This course teaches men how to become aware of themselves after years of using their learned male-role identity.
By the end of Stage #2, the men have learned to:
-Distinguish their authentic Self from the socially constructed male-role image.
-Intimate rather than violate.
-Notice their Selves, their partner and the issue(s) between them.
-Acknowledge their emotions, their boundaries and their own power.
Batterer Intervention Prevention Program
Mon - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
1190 Chicon St.
Austin TX, 78702