Also called the Men’s Batterer Intervention Program

Bowdoin Recovery Services, LLC  Men’s BIP group is held weekly for men who have been charged with domestic assault or for men who want to improve their interpersonal relationships.

The group is for men only, and is a minimum of 26 weeks.

Goals of the Men’s Batterer Intervention Program
  • Stop abusive behavior.
  • Hold themselves accountable for abusive behaviors.
  • Recognize that domestic violence and other forms of coercive behavior are wrong.
  • Recognize that they are solely responsible for their violence.
  • Understand that abusive behavior has negative effects and consequences.
  • Stop denying or minimizing their abusive behaviors.
  • Stop any victim blaming.
Is Domestic Violence REALLY a problem?

Men’s Batterers Intervention Program (BIP)Between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence each year, and between 100,000 and 6 million men, depending on the type of survey used to obtain the data. (Rennison, C. (2003, Feb). Intimate partner violence. Us. Dpt. of Justice/Office of Justice Programs. NXJ 197838. Straus, M. & Gelles, R. (1990). Physical violence in American families. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers. Tjaden, P., & Thoennes, N. (2000). Extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence. National Institute of Justice, NCJ 181867.)

Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. 30% of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year. (Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence, 2006. Lieberman Research Inc., Tracking Survey conducted for The Advertising Council and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, July – October 1996)

“Costs for weekly groups are $25 per week after your initial $75 intake.
If you are required to attend a dual BIP/Substance Abuse class your weekly fee is only $35 and you will attend 2 1/2 hours on Saturday.

Your intake counts as your first session.

BIP meets weekly on Saturday at 9:00am for 1 ½ hours and on Tuesday at 6:00pm for 1½ hours.

Call 615-462-7392 or email to set up an appointment!