Abuser Intervention Program Certificate

Unfortunately, people often use violence, threats and intimidation to get what they want.  This causes intense damage to intimate partner relationships, children, families, friends, coworkers and others.  People are capable of personal transformation. If your actions or comments are hurting others and you desire to stop, contact Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence so that we can do an intake and determine which offering is right for you.  

Mid-Shore Council has two program offerings.  The Abuser Intervention Program (AIP) is designed to increase family safety and decrease domestic abuse. The AIP is a comprehensive set of counseling services designed specifically for individuals who display abusive behavior within the family. The centerpiece of this program is a 26-week group comprehensive set of counseling services with group experiences and individual sessions provided to each participant. Most of the individuals involved in this program have been referred by the local court system. However, others may attend the program voluntarily.  Additionally, MSCFV offers an Anger Management Program for those who have had negative outcomes related to anger or violence and who haven’t been involved in domestic violence. Refer to the chart below for program structure, eligibility, purpose and goals.  

Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the AIP is that any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse within a family relationship is unacceptable and creates devastating consequences to both the abuser and victim. In addition, we believe that most abusive individuals do not enjoy their behavior and would change if given support and taught substitute behavior.

People who batter are capable of personal transformation and many in the AIP will make extensive changes for the better. However, certain conditions must exist:

  • Participants must be held fully accountable for their use of violence by a community which establishes and enforces consequences for repeated acts of abuse
  • Participants must have an environment which in nonviolent, non-judgmental, and respectful of family members.
  • The participant must be willing to work through a long process and be deeply honest and become accountable to the victims who have been harmed.

MSCFV believes that by working with abusers to eliminate their abusive behaviors, the physical, social, mental and economic health of all relationship members can be improved.

For more information on the MSCFV Abuser Intervention Program, call 410-690-3222.

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Program Overview