DALLAS COUNTY AND
SURROUNDING LOCAL AREASNATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 800-799-SAFE
Battering Intervention and Prevention Program
A BIPP is specialized group and individual counseling designed to hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable for their behaviors and teach them how to make non-abusive choices. The primary focus of a BIPP is to increase victim safety and reduce battering .
Battering is a systematic pattern of using abusive behaviors (physical, sexual, verbal and emotional) that occurs over time. The goal is to control an intimate partner through fear.
Clients in a BIPP must:
Any person who is abusive (physically, sexually, verbally and emotionally) towards an intimate partner (spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, dating relationship).
The abusive behaviors are targeted at the intimate partner. Battering of an intimate partner is not an anger management problem, as a batterer is not likely to be abusive towards any other person.
Anger management is designed to teach people who have difficulty managing their anger the necessary tools/skills to help them express and manage their anger appropriately.
Anger management programs address topics such as:
Any person who inappropriately expresses anger at everyone. Their behaviors are generalized. The victim can be anyone (supervisor, co-worker, friend, family and stranger). A person with an anger management problem does not have the tool/skills to manage anger and therefore is likely to lash out an any person towards whom they are angry.