Family Violence Intervention Program

Family Violence Intervention Program

The Family Violence Intervention Program FVIP allows for personal, emotional and psychological development in the area of responsiveness to feelings of anger, violence and maladaptive reactions. Most adults were not taught how to respond to situations, feelings, and emotions. Our partnership will allow you to learn these new skills rather quickly, so you can communicate with your loved ones in a loving and healthy manner. For Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP)class, pleas call us at  404-594-1770.

“The Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP)is a 24-week course that is created to rehabilitate individuals by holding them accountable and prioritizing victim safety. The thinking, feeling, and behaviors of individuals are reflected in efforts to stop the violence in their families and relationships. Family Violence Intervention Programis focused on assisting individuals to learn new ways to interact with one another without the use of abusive and violent acts. Domestic violence is a violent confrontation between household members that includes sexual assault, physical harm or fear of physical harm. Spouses or former spouses, dating relationships, adults related by blood or marriage, and biological or legal parent-child relationships are all included in family or household members. Probation, protection orders, criminal sentences, and even bond conditions can require the completion of a Family Violence Intervention Program course. Most research tells us that participants who complete FVIPs are less likely to commit new acts of violence or to violate restraining orders” (https://aacsatlanta.com/family-violence-intervention-program/).

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is a forceful way that an individual utilizes to keep a loved one under control and dominate while creating a state of constant fear. Physical abuse is the primary form of abuse in most relationships. Of course, not all relationships begin with physical abuse, however; the signs could be there early on. The need to control and dominate becomes evident when the victim shows signs of independence or considers personal growth and development. Physical abuse gets worse when the victim vocalizes frustration or considers ending the relationship.

Physical violence includes: using or threatening to use weapons, hurting the victim verbally first, hitting the victim or children, punching, kicking, slapping, strangling, smothering, shoving, throwing things, destroying property, and denying medical treatment.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is prevalent in abusive relationships. It is uncommon to discuss or report sexual abuse. Many abusers deny sexual abuse and tend to use shaming and humiliating tactics to control the victim.

Sexual abuse comes in many forms and it may include: physically forcing sex, making the victim feel fearful about saying no to sex, violence or name calling during sex, forcing sex with other partners, forcing prostitution, and forcing the victim to participate in demeaning or degrading sexual acts.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is widely used method by abusive partners seeking control. It is an effective way to manipulate the victim and cause extreme psychological damage. Emotional abuse can lead to lower self-worth and self-doubt. It is common for the victim to begin feeling responsible for the abuse and submit to continued torture. Some victims suffer serious mental health consequences and remain afraid to report their symptoms out of fear.

Emotional abuse comes in a variety of forms: criticisms, name calling, minimizing and rationalizing the abuse or shifting blame for the abusive behavior, threatening andisolating the victim from society and loved ones, jealously, and complete control over who the victim can communicate with.

Financial Abuse

Most victims don’t even realize the extent of financial abuse. It is a powerful way to keep the victim in a vicious cycle. The abuser will take control over all household finances including the victim’s earnings. The abuser will have the sole authority on all finances and make the victim beg for money.

Domestic Violence is Serious

“Red flags” include someone who:

  • Wants to move too quickly into the relationship.
  • Early in the relationship flatters you constantly, and seems “too good to be true.”
  • Wants you all to him- or herself; insists that you stop spending time with your friends or family.
  • Insists that you stop participating in hobbies or activities, quit school, or quit your job.
  • Does not honor your boundaries.
  • Is excessively jealous and accuses you of being unfaithful.
  • Wants to know where you are all of the time and frequently calls, emails, and texts you throughout the day.
  • Criticizes or puts you down; says you are crazy, stupid, and/or fat/unattractive, or that no one else would ever want or love you.
  • Has a history of abusing others.
  • Takes your money or runs up your credit card debt.
  • Rages out of control with you but can maintain composure around others.

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DUI Driving School – Risk Reduction Program RRP

DUI School

DUI Driving School and DUI School are used interchangeably. Attending A DUI Driving School is the best way to get your driver’s license back and comply with all court and state requirements. We provide the 20-hour Risk Reduction Course at our Atlanta location and our Marietta location both located conveniently with easy access to public transportation.
If you have been charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI), or if the DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving, the state of Georgia will most likely require you to attend a 20-hour Risk Reduction Program. Most people refer to this program as DUI School.  The Risk Reduction Program at our DUI Driving School is scheduled for nights and weekends. It is designed to avoid work or school interruptions. Our bas`ic schedule is as follows:

Friday –    6 pm to 10 pm

Saturday – 9 am to 6 pm

Sunday –   9 am to 6 pm

We recommend that you call us in advance to verify the weekly schedule to avoid missing any sessions. The course must be completed in three consecutive days. All participants are required to arrive on time. Tardy participants will be allowed into sessions and will be required to attend the 20-hour Risk Reduction Program in its entirety.

DUI School is a court-mandated program that offers the 20-hour Risk Reduction Program. The program is designed to assess high-risk behaviors. The curriculum is prepared the Prime for Life institute and it presents the prime solutions book for the 20-hour course. For an expedited appointment please call us at 404-594-1770.

DUI Driving School is meant for participants to learn more about their offense so that towards the end of the course they will be able to take full responsibility for it. Mandatory alcohol education, assessment and treatment laws require attendance at DUI Driving School to help with alcohol education or therapy. Acknowledging that it was their alcohol and/or drug use that resulted in the consequences of a DUI offense. The DUI Driving School is a dedicated program that will help participants commit to ending the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Helping them develop a plan for the future to avoid continuing their disruptive behavior including how to avoid relapses with better and healthier choices. Normally after completion of all the courses in the DUI Driving School, a follow-up interview is conducted to assess the level of completion for goals and to reinforce strategies to avoid drinking and driving. Alcohol prevention programs can often replace and reduce harsher penalties in drunk driving cases such as court fines, license suspension, and jail time.

Driving Under the Influence is against the law and can result in serious consequences

Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous. Not only are you putting your life at risk but others as well. We all tend to make mistakes that we later find ourselves regretting in the long run. Drinking and driving is one of those mistakes that we underestimate and repeat often.  I’m sure many of us have experienced making decisions without taking a moment to consider the consequences of our actions. Pairing your decision-making skills with alcohol is just asking for a disaster.

Excessive consumption of alcohol not only misconstrues your decision-making ability but it can affect your personality, too.  Drinking too much alcohol not only opens the door to irrational choices that could possibly lead to poor decision-making after a night of drinking and getting behind the wheel. We highly recommend that you ask yourself when it will ever be enough? When is it time for me to make a change. Ask yourself, will you learn from your consequences?Will you actively assess your behavior? Will you begin the process ofmaking sound and safe choice? Or will you continue the vicious cycle and start to lose your grip on life and become comfortable in your mistakes?

We are here to help you with those questions. We’re not here to judge your DUI we’re here to give you the information you need to open the door of sobriety. The first step to that open door is being interviewed by one of our certified treatment providers. This interview is known as a DUI evaluation. A DUI evaluation is ordered by the court when a person is arrested for a DUI. This interview is used to determine the presence and extent of a possible alcohol problem. The evaluation also helps with the development of a treatment plan to help assist you better with your recover.

Treatment is an option

Substance abuse almost seems to be as old as mankind. Although substance abuse often begins with pleasure seeking, self-medication, exploration, or other reasons, its dependency often creeps up without alarming. Legal for use with certain stipulations, alcohol is one of the major addictive illicit drugs; second, only to cigarette smoking. Driving under the influence is also one of the leading causes of death, worldwide. While access to illicit substances is not so easy, alcohol is a socially acceptable and a legal drug; however, the problem of alcohol and drug abuse is huge, receiving treatment is difficult. Some of the reasons hindering treatment were lack of facilities, poor access, lack of trained professionals, cost of treatment, and more. Even incarceration and recidivism have strong links to substance abuse. In the past alternative treatments were not usually offered to those facing legal charges. However, now certain alternative to incarceration programs are offered in many cases since they have been known as helpful in lowering the rate of recidivism; and, effective in substance abuse treatment. Due to their effectiveness, certain group or individual therapy classes are also a part of some probation and correctional pretrial services.

For a list of DUI Driving Schools in Georgia please click here https://dds.georgia.gov/location/certified-dui-schools-locations

What are ASAM classes?

ASAM classes are recommended at different levels after the preliminary evaluation and assessment reliant on upon several different things specific to each patient such as situations and a person’s needs.

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What is the Alcohol and Drug Evaluation?

The Alcohol and Drug Evaluation is usually court-mandated and ordered by the judge as a term & condition for the successful completion of a probationary period, also, ordered by a judge or court system.

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SAP (Substance Abuse Evaluation for DOT)

If you are covered by the DOT and have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation, you must be evaluated, by an SAP and complete a remedial intervention or education program recommended by the SAP before you can be released to return to a safety-sensitive job.

To be in compliance with DOT guidelines only an SAP and not just any drug and alcohol counselor can evaluate you in this situation.
An appointment can be made with one of our SAP professionals as soon as you are notified of a failed randomized test on the job. If an expedited evaluation is required, it can be conducted within 24 hours in one of our three locations (Atlanta, Decatur, or Marietta). Our goal is to return you to work as quickly as possible, however; the process starts with the evaluation. The sooner you see an evaluator for your SAP Evaluation for DOT, the sooner you may be able to return to work.

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) conducts a face-to-face clinical evaluation, including standardized testing. The assessment generated by the SAP professional will be provided and facilitates the process to return to work.
DOT’s rule requires a recommendation for treatment and/or education in every case. A recommendation concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare will be provided. Your return to work is dependent on how fast you get your SAP evaluation and get the process started.

Dealing with Anger

Anger is a common and normal emotion. In general, anger has been given a negative connotation. This is simply due to the destructive nature it can possess when not harnessed properly. While it’s true you can’t hold it in and let it fester, it’s imperative that you have some sort of release.

This release can come in the form of working out, talking to someone, pursue a hobby, etc. These are just a few examples out of the many.
Anger can be a temporary fuel that can motivate you to get started on a task. Emphasis on temporary. However, it would be unhealthy to consistently use anger as fuel. It wouldn’t leave you any room to be happy. It can impact your judgment and make you more impulsive which ultimately leads to bad decision making. Constant anger, in a nutshell, is detrimental to your health and well-being.
How can you combat this? By being aware of your own emotions. Once you can identify when you start becoming angry, you can take measures to release it before it gets too explosive. Techniques such as a deep breathing, counting backward from ten, & looking at

the positive in your life. Remember anger is not bad; it’s how you express that anger that will determine your character…!!
Anger Management Evaluation in Atlanta is a necessary step to know that one needs to consult an expert or not. It is conducted one-on-one with a trained counselor in a confidential setting.
If you want to control your anger and your mood than visit us we are here to gives you the best Anger Management Evaluation Classes and Treatment in Decatur-Georgia. Feel free to get in touch with us today.

Anger Management Program(AMP)

In brief, anger management consists of knowing how to recognize when and why you get angry and how to control your emotions, along with new ways to respond when confronted with anger-triggering stimuli, or anger triggers.

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Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral treatment strategy designed to assist individuals in the enhancement of self-image and to facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. MRT is aimed at decreasing the likelihood of someone returning to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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DUI Evaluation

ASAM Often time’s individuals may find themselves “caught up” in situations that they just did not foresee happening just like a DUI. Those situations could involve going out with co-workers after work, for drinks and being pulled over by the police, or celebrating a friend’s birthday at the bar and getting pulled over for falling asleep at the light, whatever the situation may

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Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Decatur, GA

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation is an assessment that could be sought for many reasons. Dekalb County courts and several criminal justice partners may request and individual who has a pending or a probationary proceeding to obtain an alcohol and drug evaluation.

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