Currently the intervention services available to address abusive or violent relationships are Victim Services and Batterer's Intervention Programs. When the information available clearly defines an individual as a victim or a batterer, these services are the most appropriate.
FavorHouse receives referrals that clearly identify services are needed to support the goals of family centered services and the aggression is to a lesser degree, and physical abuse has not been admitted, documented or presented. In these cases, referrals to Victim Services or Batterer's Intervention Programs are not appropriate and the end result is that sometimes no services are provided.
As a Certified Domestic Violence Center, FavorHouse has developed a 12 week class designed to address this problem without labeling men or women as either victims or batterers. The class, “The Dynamics of an Abuse-Free Relationship”, is designed to serve as an early intervention tool to educate men and women on how to develop, maintain, and practice healthy relationships.
This program is NOT meant to substitute or replace either the Victim Services or Batterer’s Intervention Programs, and is not designed for that purpose. A screening has been put in place to refer participants to those programs.