D.I.P. Outreach Ministry- Violence & Hunger Prevention
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:
• Promote safe, respectful and equitable relationships
• Increase survivors' access to support systems that are culturally and linguistically appropriate
• Foster 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. 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. Intensiveness occurs within our program activities. These programs offer learning opportunities that are interactive and sustained over time with active rather than passive participation.
Relevance. Our 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 affinity groups.
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 blame.
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 larger environment.
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 their victim.
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, 2002).
Re-socialization 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, and 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:
• Prevent and safely end abusive relationships
• Understand their legal rights and responsibilities
• Create a framework for building healthy relationships in the future