Domestic Violence Education

Stepping Stones’ Abuse No More treatment program is an educational, support group-based program aimed to help BOTH male and female batterers understand and take responsibility for their violent behavior. Abuse No More provides a range of tools and knowledge, to change abusive and controlling behaviors and to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner and/or family relationships.

At Stepping Stones we know and understand that domestic violence is not only committed by males and this was the reason we implemented an Abuse No More treatment program specifically for women batterers.

Abuse No More staff understands and recognizes that some victims may return to their abusers, or abusers will enter into new intimate partner relationships. We also know that it may be highly likely that victims and abusers may also have children in common. In order to increase victim safety, decrease victim deaths, and reduce the number of domestic violence incidents, as well as the re-offender rate, Abuse No More provides comprehensive education to individuals who have a history of and/or are concerned about, being physically, sexually, emotionally, and/or verbally abusive toward their intimate partners / family members.

Our staff are trained and certified facilitators. Staff will monitor each participant, and those who do not display increased knowledge, acceptance that the abuse was their fault, and/or who lack positive changes in attitudes and behaviors are required to participate in additional sessions, typically between eight to eleven more. Upon successful program completion, participants will better understand the severity of their actions, the devastating effects of domestic violence on their loved ones, and how to use non-abusive alternatives within their relationships.

Some topics that are covered include:

  • Denial vs. taking responsibility for your actions 
  • Anger Styles
  • Stress Management
  • Changing how I think : Cognitive Interventions
  • Empathy
  • Taking a look at your past while taking 100% responsibility for the present
  • Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Shame and Pride
  • What I’ve done and what’s been done to me
  • Rage
  • Victim Witness, trauma and PTSD
  • Fair Fighting & Conflict Resolution
  • Sex, Intimacy and Sexual Abuse
  • Jealousy and Relationship Insecurity
  • The BIG 3- Depression, impulsive anger/aggression and binge drinking
  • Respect
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Self-Care
  • Values Clarification and much more…. 

Interested participants can complete the form below. A member of our staff will contact you to answer any questions and get you scheduled for an intake assessment. Following the intake assessment, participants are assigned to a group. Groups are limited to 10 participants.