Batterers' Intervention Facilitator Training Program
Batterers' Intervention Facilitator Training Program is conducted on site at 1 James P. Murphy Highway, West Warwick, RI. Pre-registration is required to assure each participant receives individual attention. We are available to provide facilitator trainings throughout the country. To date we have conducted these training programs for facilitators, program directors, clinical supervisors, probation officers, social workers, and marriage and family counselors throughout Rhode Island.
Vantage Point conducts a 4 part series that addresses a variety of skill levels and types of relationship with an offender e.g. individual, couples, or family therapist, substance abuse counselor, batterers intervention facilitator, members of the judicial system, criminal justice specialists. Participants may attend one or all four series. All four series are required in order to meet requirements for facilitator certification.
This program is intended for anyone who works with people who are affected by domestic violence, either as significant others or both male and female offenders.
Participants will learn the theoretical understanding of domestic violence, victim and offender perspectives, Vantage Point curriculum, multi-tiered group development, how to develop relationships with the community, the correlation of substance abuse with domestic violence, how to help the offender develop empathy, developing change plans, stages of change, and overcoming obstacles to change. This course meets batterer intervention program facilitator requirements in Rhode Island and in most states.
This training program is both didactic and experiential. Role plays, group discussion, and education are woven throughout the series. The Vantage Point curriculum is discussed and is available for sale with additional training to address the specific training modules in the program. We will also train on how to administer assessment instruments and discuss the psychometric properties, interpretation of, and value of program evaluation.
- History of Batterers Program Development and Theoretical Perspectives of Offenders
- Ethical Considerations with Your Clients: Who is your client?
- Recognizing the Offender and Overcoming Obstacles
- Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence: Causal or correlated?
- Whose Group is it Anyway?
- Building Relationships with Other Agencies
- Coercion: What role does it play?
- Didactic and Experiential Groups: Initiating the Process of Change through Integration, Education, Recognition, and Empathy Building
Tuition is $495 per person. Tuition includes a continental breakfast and refreshments. We also provide supplemental readings. A minimum of 8 participants are required to present this training. Included in the course fee are supportive services by email for those who complete the 4 part series.
Application has been made to the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Licensed Chemical Dependency Professionals, and the Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association.