& Women's Family Violence Intervention and Prevention Program
18 week Battering Intervention & Prevention Program.
Focusing Families BIPP is accredited and funded by TDCJ-CJAD.
BIPP classes consist of groups for family violence offenders, in which offenders are held accountable for past abusive behavior and taught the fundamentals of leading a nonviolent lifestyle. Although BIPPS work directly with offenders, the underlying goal of these programs is to enhance the safety of battered women and their children.
Texas Legislators and family violence advocates worked together to form a system that establishes a method through which agencies working with family violence offenders must be accredited as operating in compliance with BIPP guidelines. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD) is the governing agency for BIPP programs.
Positive Parenting Program
Focusing Families uses the Parenting with Dignity curriculum. Parenting with Dignity® is a sincere and compelling approach to teaching parents how to instill a sense of responsible decision making in their kids.
Author Mac Bledsoe, is President and founder of Parenting With Dignity. He is a parent, school teacher, coach and extraordinary public speaker. "Whether we like it or not, our children will make all of the most important decisions in their lives on their own; so, as parents, the only thing we can do is to teach them how to make good decisions".
Parenting with Dignity® teaches parents how to instill a sense of responsible decision making in their kids. This is a positive approach to parenting that is simple, easily understood, applicable in any situation, and incredibly intuitive.
Learn how to foster happy, self-directed children with a strong value structure and a sense of accountability for their actions. Discover how to teach your children to act appropriately in different situations, and to be confident in their self worth because they know they have the unconditional love of their parents and belief in themselves.
Anger is a common human response experienced by persons of all ages, backgrounds, and education. For some people anger is a serious problem. Anger is often viewed as an immature or uncivilized response to frustration, threat, violation, or loss. Conversely, keeping calm, coolheaded, or turning the other cheek is considered more socially acceptable. This can result in inappropriate expressions of anger such as uncontrolled violent outbursts, misdirected anger or repressing all feelings of anger when it would be an appropriate response to the situation. Anger that is constantly “bottled up” can lead to persistent violent thoughts or actions, nightmares and even physical symptoms.
Our goal is to help individuals learn emotional control skills for living happier, more peaceful and successful lives. Anger management is a process of learning to recognize signs that you're becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or holding it in. Anger is a healthy, normal emotion when you know how to express it appropriately.
Kid's Count Program
This is a divorce education class for parents to learn co-parenting skills. The curriculum was developed and published by the Texas Office of the Attorney General.
“Co-parenting” (sometimes called “shared parenting”) is when both parents work together as a team to raise their children, even after the marriage or romantic relationship is over. This is not a skill that most people are taught, so you may have to do some learning along the way to find out the best way to co-parent in your family. This class will give you some helpful tips to start learning to co-parent.
“Children need and deserve the love, care, and support of both their parents”