Men's Abuse Intervention Groups
Abuse Intervention Groups provide an accountable and supportive setting for men to understand the role of male socialization, identify the ways they have been abusive or controlling of others, examine and change their beliefs about abuse, and practice acceptable alternatives to abuse.
We respectfully confront their denial and pro-abuse beliefs while supporting them in making non-abusive choices and embracing more pro-social beliefs. We make consistent use of evidence based practices including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral interventions, role plays, and the research of John Gottman.
Groups are co-facilitated by highly qualified and experienced staff, who are responsive to both the needs of the client and the referring party.
Our program meets Oregon state requirements for batterer intervention providers.
Women's Abuse Intervention Group
The causes of women's abusive behavior tend to be more complicated and somewhat different than the common causes of men's abuse. Many women arrested for domestic violence are "secondary aggressors" - while abusive, it is within the larger context of more serious and on-going abuse from their partner.
Women's Abuse Recovery Group
The women's group curriculum is similar to that of the men's program except there is additional focus on victimization issues common among women including managing trauma, assertiveness, and boundary setting.This group focuses on providing support to women who are either currently in or have been in an abusive relationship.
Group members work towards recovery by learning about various forms of abuse and controlling behaviors and beliefs, while learning how to set clear boundaries, develop effective communication skills, and practice positive self-care methods. The group offers support for day-to-day living in addition to examining the challenges of relationships.
This group focuses on providing support to women who are either currently in or have been in an abusive relationship. Group members work towards recovery by learning about various forms of abuse and controlling behaviors and beliefs, while learning how to set clear boundaries, develop effective communication skills, and practice positive self-care methods. The group offers support for day-to-day living in addition to examining the challenges of relationships.
Research has found that not all men who are abusive are the same. Allies in Change recognizes that there are subgroups of abusive men that require specialized abuse intervention groups tailored to specific individuals. We offer a variety of specialized programs, including a Respectful Parenting program, a Becoming Allies Relationship Group, a group for clients that struggle controlling their emotions, a group for clients with cognitive deficits, and many other specialized programs. Contact our office for details.
At Allies in Change, we strive to communicate and coordinate with our referral sources consistently and efficiently. To help do this, we use ManageAttendance, which can allow referral sources 24/7 access to client attendance records, reports, and other helpful client information that keeps both parties informed of any progress or changes.
As an agency, we also offer a variety of free trainings and presentations for referral sources, providers, and the general public. Ask our office for details.
*Our program is a state approved abuse intervention program*
Our brochures are available to download or view in PDF form below. Our Agency Brochure is below on the left and our Specialized Groups Brochure is below on the right.
For more information about any of our state approved abuse
intervention groups, trainings, or other services, please call us at (503) 297-7979. Phones are typically answered 9:00-7:00, Monday - Friday. You are also welcome to contact us via email at Allies@AlliesinChange.org.