IPV Services

IPV Fair:  service provides a supportive service array of assessments, interventions and linkages to services to address the needs of families impacted by intimate partner violence.  The service will respond to all family members including both caregivers and the children.     The goal of the service is to establish a comprehensive response to intimate partner violence that offers meaningful and sustainable help to families that is safe, respectful, culturally relevant and responsive to the unique strengths and concerns of the family.  This service provides a supportive service array of assessments, interventions and linkages to services to address the needs of families impacted by intimate partner violence.  The service will respond to both caregivers and the children.  Safety planning will be at the center of the service provision.  The target population is families impacted by intimate partner violence. 

IPV Fair assists with:

  • Strengthening parent/child relationship - including but not limited to: communication, bonding, attachment, insight/ability to respond to child's needs;
  • Providing parent education and skill building - including but not limited to: knowledge of impact of IPV upon their well-being and the well-being of their children, structure and limit setting, supervision, discipline, child development, effective communication, conflict resolution, crisis management, problem-solving;
  • Providing Trauma screening – screen for trauma of parents/children, help parents understand the impact of IPV and trauma, assess impact of trauma on family functioning and parenting, and refer family to trauma-informed services if not accessible through provider agency;
  • Provide services/linkages for the children affected by IPV to adequately address trauma;
  • Resource provision – connect the family with state and community resources and options to improve family functioning and support long term sustainability.
  • and eliminate barriers to success, including providing transportation.

Fathers for Change:  IPV Fair will complete assessment to determine if father is eligible for the Father’s for Change portion of the program.   Goals of the Program:  Fathers for Change is designed to provide fathers with skills to have healthier relationships with their co-parents and children.  The goals are:

  • Reduction in relationship aggression and conflict 
  • Reduction in substance abuse if needed
  • Increased positive communication between parents around shared parenting
  • Increased understanding of child development and the impact of parental aggression on children
  • Improved parent child relationships

Program Description

Fathers and mothers participate separately in a full assessment so the program can be designed to best meet the family’s needs. This is followed by a father-child play interaction assessment.  Treatment 16 Sessions once per week for 60 minutes:

  • Exploring goals and wishes in your role as a father
  • Learning skills to manage emotions and conflict
  • Communication skills with your co-parent
  • Parenting skills

Safe Dates:

Safe Dates is an evidence based, multi-level program designed to reduce dating violence.   Highly engaging and interactive, Safe Dates helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships. Safe Dates can be used in middle and/or high schools with an emphasis on both prevention and intervention. Designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2006, Safe Dates was selected for the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings on all criteria. 

Safe Dates is a ten-session program that targets attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length. Safe Dates can be flexibly scheduled (e.g., daily or weekly sessions).

Mom’s Empowerment:  http://www.cebc4cw.org/program/kids-club-moms-empowerment/detailed

The Kids’ Club & Moms Empowerment are two programs designed to coincide with each other and are most effective when both the mother and child participate in the intervention. Kids Club is a preventive intervention program that targets children's knowledge about family violence; their attitudes and beliefs about families and family violence; their emotional adjustment; and their social behavior in the small group. The program is phase-based, such that early sessions are designed to enhance the child’s sense of safety, to develop the therapeutic alliance, and to create a common vocabulary of emotions for making sense of violence experiences. Later sessions address responsibility for violence, managing emotions, family relationship paradigms, and conflict and its resolution. Activities rely on displacement and group lessons are reviewed and repeated, as needed, each week. Moms Empowerment is a parenting program that provides support to mothers by empowering them to discuss the impact of the violence on their child's development; to build parenting competence; to provide a safe place to discuss parenting fears and worries; and to build connections for the mother in the context of a supportive group. In essence, this ten-session intervention is aimed at improving mothers’ repertoire of parenting and disciplinary skills, and enhancing social and emotional adjustment, thereby reducing the children’s behavioral and adjustment difficulties.