I Want to Stop
I want to stop
If you or someone you know thinks their behavior is unhealthy, controlling or abusive and wants to change their pattern of behavior, please have them contact a certified domestic violence treatment provider.
Abusive behaviors include control, neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and more. Such behaviors can be simple, seem benign, complex, or deadly. Many types of abuse are against the law, but all abusive behaviors put down, degrade, and control others, typically in a pattern. (See IPV tab)
Because it can happen rarely or often, many individuals do not recognize that they are being abused or being abusive. When the pattern of abuse increases in frequency and intensity, victims become fearful for themselves and their children. But they also often care about bringing change and healing to the relationship—because they love their family and their partner.
This indicates how complex DV is, and can be, for everyone. Some DV perpetrators will not change and will continue to be dangerous to their families regardless of intervention. But many individuals learn to change through DV Treatment and Therapy, as well as Parenting classes (whether they engage voluntarily or through court mandate).
Typically, help for abusers will look like DV Treatment. This includes weekly groups focused on accountability and change. There may also be criminal justice system requirements.
Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment:
Relationship Advantage Perpetrator Treatment (509) 389-4765
STOPWA Domestic Violence Treatment 509-927-3668