Partner Abuse Intervention Program
The Partner Abuse Intervention program is a specialized service catering to males who have committed acts of domestic violence against their spouses or partners. Professionals trained in the area of domestic violence staff the program and are culturally sensitive to the needs of the target community. This program is offered from both Hamdard’s Addison and Chicago offices.
The goal of this program is to help these individuals to recognize, understand, and ultimately change their abusive behavior. Working toward that goal, the men participate in a psycho-educational program, which consists of a two-hour session per week over a 26 week period. Topics dealing with non-violent interactions are discussed, and homework assignments are given. The program is based on the internationally recognized Duluth Domestic Intervention Project Model and is Illinois Department of Human Services Compliant.
All prospective candidates undergo an initial assessment for suitability into the program. Those selected will be required to sign a contract agreeing to attend weekly sessions and abide by the rules and spirit of the program. Some of the topics discussed in weekly sessions include:
As part of the program, services are also provided including:
It is Hamdard’s hope that men who participate in this program will take full responsibility for their behavior and embrace a more egalitarian approach in partnership, respect for the rights of women and develop skills for handling conflict in a non-violent manner.
For more information on fees and registration, please call (630) 835-1430 x20 for Addison and (773) 465-4600 for Chicago.