Road to Resilience
"Domestic Violence Intervention 2019"
It is the belief of D.I.P. Foundation and its staff that
violence and all other forms of oppression against all communities and families
must be eliminated. The purpose of our program is to support and promote public
education efforts against domestic violence through training, public awareness,
strategies, materials, resources and networking.
Road to Resilience has been designed for individuals who
need to take court ordered courses in the State of Florida for court ordered
requirements, or at the request of their employer, or for personal reasons.
We focus on helping rehabilitate and restore the lives of
individuals in involved in or have committed domestic crimes and to breaking
the cycle of destructive behavior resulting from an inability to manage
committing violent acts.
We use our diverse and collective voice to:
safe, respectful and equitable relationships
survivors' access to support systems that are culturally and linguistically
prevention and intervention as well as programming that is responsive to the
needs of the elderly, youth and adult community, as well as survivors of abuse
in later life.
D.I.P. is involved in
a myriad of professionals who work with
victims and perpetrators such as law enforcement; legal system professionals
such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals
including emergency response teams, nurses, doctors, therapists, and
substance-abuse counselors; domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and
service providers; social workers; corporate security, human resources and
employee assistance professionals; and human services staff including TANF
(Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) and child welfare workers. We also
support the efforts of local, state and federal agencies; state and national
organizations; educators, researchers, faith community leaders, media,
community leaders, elected officials, policymakers, and all branches of the
military in addressing domestic violence.
Our educators, coaches, counselors and trainers are among
the most knowledgeable in the field of Domestic Violence and Anger Management,
so our clients receive the most current information, training,
intervention/prevention strategies and learn the best practices. Our staff is excellent communicators who are
licensed or certified in their area of expertise.
Our prevention intervention and programs realize that
effective programs are comprehensive, intensive, relevant to the audience, and
deliver positive messages.
Comprehensiveness addresses who participates in the intervention. In a
comprehensive program all relevant community members or systems are involved
and have clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
Intensiveness occurs within our program activities. These programs offer
learning opportunities that are interactive and sustained over time with active
rather than passive participation.
programs gain relevant through tailoring to the age, community, culture, and
socioeconomic status of the recipients and take into consideration an
individual's peer group experience. These relevant programs require
acknowledging the special needs and concerns of different communities and
Positive messages build on men's values and predisposition
to act in a positive manner. Men are more receptive to positive messages
outlining what can be done than to negative messages that promote fear or
Programs focusing on individuals especially men's
responsibility for preventing violence against women can address men's violence
in general or focus on specific forms of violence, such as sexual assault and
rape prevention, domestic violence prevention, dating violence prevention,
stalking prevention, and sexual harassment prevention. In addition our advance
programs will address the issue of violence indirectly by teaching men
relationship, parenting and fathering skills, how to manage aggression and
anger, how men are socialized, and by providing positive re-socialization and bonding
experiences for men.
Our violence prevention programs that focus on changing
individual's behaviors are offered as one-time only events, such as educational
programs or workshops, or as multiple linked events over time.
Our Violence prevention programs philosophy regarding how to
help individuals change focus on building empathy towards victims, the
development of personal skills, learning to intervene in other's behavior,
re-socialization of male culture and behavior, or other efforts to change the
Fostering empathy for
victims. It is undeniable that
perpetrators need to understand and be empathetic to the experiences of their
victims and that development of such empathy may discourage them from harming
Individual change. Learning skills such as managing anger,
understanding gender based privilege, relationship skills (including
communication, partnership, and parenting skills), or how to ensure that
intimate relationships are consenting can all help to reduce men's violence.
Research has established that deficiency in these skills is associated with
violence and that teaching men these skills may decrease the likelihood of
future violence when the acquisition and maintenance of these skills is
encouraged in a supportive environment (Low, Monarch, Hartman, & Markman,
experiences. Socialization focused programs explore the cultural and
societal expectations of individual that influence how they are taught to think
and act in relation to their victim centered around homophobia, hetero sexism,
Prevention curricula, based on evidence informed models;
focus on building healthy and equitable relationships, assertive communication,
gender stereotypes and anti-oppression.
Our program will teach our clients how to:
and safely end abusive relationships
their legal rights and responsibilities
• Create a
framework for building healthy relationships in the future