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Batterers' Intervention (BIP)

Domestic Abuse Intervention Program

For more information about our domestic abuse intervention program, call Ben Ellard at 601-503-4881 or Email: bellard@mscvp.org

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

The Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP) is a comprehensive tool of a coordinated community response to domestic abuse and focuses on the responsibility of aggressors with priority in the safety of victims.

Effects of domestic violence on children

Children of all ages are adversely affected by domestic abuse. There are no exceptions to this rule. This is a limited list of consequences that children suffer from home abuse. The long-term effects on children include a higher rate of depression in adults and greater tolerance for violence in relationships. Children raised in abusive homes often become abusers; And girls raised in abusive homes often grow up to be victims.

Physical

  • Physical abuse

  • Chronic headaches

  • Stomach or digestive problems

  • Enuresis

  • Increased or decreased appetite

  • Sleeping problems

  • Pulling hair or biting nails

  • Development delays

Behavior, Social and emotional

Cognitive problems

  • Aggressive

  • Angry

  • Hostile

  • Opposition behavior

  • Fear

  • Anxiety

  • Withdrawal

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Nightmares

  • Phobias

  • Passive or sticky

  • changing roles

  • Poor Impulse Control

  • Lower cognitive functioning

  • Poor school performance

  • Lack of conflict resolution skills

  • Pro-Violence attitude

  • Belief in rigid gender stereotypes

Warning signs of an abuser

Common characteristics common to perpetrators of domestic violence.

  • Extreme Jealousy

  • Controlandor behavior

  • Unpredictable behavior

  • Unrealistic expectations

  • Isolates the victim

  • Blame others

  • Minimizes or denies abuse

  • Hypersensitive

  • Cruel to children or animals

  • Uses force during sex

  • Verbally abusive

  • Sudden mood swings

  • Past history of abuse

  • Threat of violence

  • Break or attack with objects.

  • Use force during an argument

Warning signs of a victim

Victims often show these characteristics. The longer the abuse continues, the more extreme these characteristics become.

  • Physical signs of injury

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression

  • Isolated from the family & amp friends blames himself

  • Suffers from anxiety

  • Abusive towards others

  • You neglect yourself or children

  • He feels desperate

  • Makes excuses for the abuser

  • Suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Self-medicating with drugs or alcohol