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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS

DECIDE...A MEN’S PROGRAM FOR CHANGE

You can DECIDE to build strong relationships without abuse, controlling behaviors or violence.
Volunteer self-referrals and mandated domestic violence offenders served.

SLIDING FEE SCALE AVAILABLE | Call 973.271.0288
Fax: 973-579-3277 Email: DECIDE@dasi.org
Mail: PO Box 805, Newton, NJ 07860

DECIDE can help if you answer YES to any of the following questions …

  • Do you find that the more you try to control things the more things get out of control?
  • Has more than one person mentioned to you that you have an anger problem?
  • Have you insulted your partner by calling her names, or said things that caused her to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed or afraid?
  • Have you criticized, made fun of, or shamed a child?
  • Do you pressure your partner or children to do things your way?
  • Have you ever threatened to harm your partner or a child, or threatened the people, pets or belongings important to them?
  • Have you ever become physical with your partner or a child when you were angry?
  • Do you have strong feelings of jealousy or suspicion about other people who interact with your partner?
  • Has your partner, or a child, ever been afraid of you?
  • Do you ever notice yourself repeating behaviors that you witnessed in your home growing up that upset you as a child?
  • If you treated your friends or co-workers the same way you treat your partner or the mother of your children, would you still have friends or a job?

DECIDE is an educational intervention program for abusive individuals that can help you …

  • understand that you CAN change
  • work on overcoming feelings and attitudes that drive controlling and abusive behaviors
  • develop respectfuI ways of interacting and communicating even when under stress
  • learn to resolve conflict without abuse or violence
  • learn how to be a great role model and parent to a child

DECIDE … an educational program for change is based on the beliefs that:

  • Abuse and interpersonal violence are learned behaviors that can be unlearned.
  • Abuse and interpersonal violence are social problems requiring changes at individual, institutional and cultural levels.
  • Domestic abuse is a pattern of pressure or force used to maintain power and control in a relationship, not a loss of control.
  • Domestic abuse can be emotional, psychological, physical, sexual or financial. Domestic abuse destroys relationships and families.
  • Domestic abuse harms children’s emotional, psychological and medical well being.

DECIDE offers the following services:

  • Education Group
  • Case Management Support
  • Community Education
  • Professional In-Service Training
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