Domestic Violence

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation  does not liberate, it oppresses.”

-Carl Jung

The H.E.A.R. (Helping End Abusive Relationships) Programs

H.E.A.R. Batterer Intervention Program (BIP)

The H.E.A.R. Batterer Intervention Program is a comprehensive multi-modal program delivered in a group format with a focus on victim safety, offenders accepting responsibility for their thoughts and behavior, understanding male socialization, the desire for control and power, and the influence of parents and environment on personality development. The program is designed to help ensure safety to victims and their families, reduce the potential for repeat offenses, improve interpersonal relationships, and foster personal growth.


The H.E.A.R. Responsible Fatherhood Parenting Program (RFP)

The H.E.A.R. Responsible Fatherhood Program is designed to help men who have been involved in domestic violence incidents develop the characteristics and skills needed to become, good, responsible, emotionally available, and committed fathers. The program strives to reduce emotional, physical, and educational neglect by training fathers to be present in their children’s lives, and to promote their healthy development and long-term well-being. The program uses a variety of educational tools and workshops.


The H.E.A.R. Anger Management Program (AMP)

The H.E.A.R. Anger Management Program focuses specifically on the experience and expression of anger for men and women involved in emotional or physical violence. Individuals learn hands-on techniques, interventions, and preventative measures to reduce the probability of future occurrences of violence, and improve thinking, behavior, and lifestyle.


Volunteer Training and Lectures

The H.E.A.R. Programs and Healthmark Counseling, LLC are committed to the ongoing battle against intimate partner violence and related child neglect in our communities and society as a whole. Lectures and presentations regarding the many aspects of offenders are available free to volunteers in non-profit organizations who help with victims of domestic violence. Presentations and workshops are also offered to other organizations for a fee. Here are some of the topics that have been presented:

* “Understanding anger in adolescence: Interventions and treatment in a school-based setting.” Association for Student Assistance Professionals 20th Annual State Conference

“How could this happen to me? Understanding domestic violence: perpetrators, victims, personality, and treatment.” Providence House/Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Specialist Certification (NJ Association of Domestic Violence Professionals)

“Batterers, victims, and disordered personalities.” and “Cognition, personality, and domestic violence.” Burlington County Domestic Violence Working Group

“Understanding anger in adolescence: Help for parents of teens.” Cherokee High School Parents’ Quarterly Meeting

“How could this happen to me? Understanding domestic violence: perpetrators, victims, personality, and treatment.” Womenspace, Inc., Mercer County, Victim Support Volunteer Training

“Thoughts, behaviors, and strategies of batterers and victims.” Providence House/Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Victim Support Volunteer Training

“A look at offenders and treatment in domestic violence.” Annual Judicial Conference of Municipal Court Judges, 2010 Continuing Education Training in Domestic Violence

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