Life Transition Program

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Email: bip@mmcenter.org
Phone: 559-226-1831

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Course Descriptions

Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP): Changes Program

The Batterers' Intervention Program is a 52-week class for people post-conviction or referred by another agency in a domestic violence related situation. Pre-registration is required; self-referrals are not allowed.  The purpose of the BIP course is to address domestic violence through intervention and education. While holding batterers accountable for their actions by addressing beliefs which minimize their choice in their behaviors, other factors that influence the batterer are also addressed, such as psychological and emotional make-up along with socio-economic and cultural factors. The goal of this program is to help those who previously chose violence in their lives to move forward with tools for healthier relationships. All groups are unisex. 

  • Accepts referrals from county probation departments, parole, courts, and DSS. Each group is unisex.
  • Enrollment costs $200 (includes enrollment fee and textbook) and weekly session rates range from $35 to $70 pending fee assessment.

Child Abuse Intervention Program (CA or CAIP):

The goal of this 52-week course is to “hold people accountable for their choices, help them to understand that they are responsible for their irresponsible behavior, and that they can make healthier, more responsible choices. By doing this, we will help them create a healthier environment for their children. People can choose to stop their abusive behaviors as well as the generational transference of child abuse and neglect.”

  • Accepts referrals from county probation departments, parole, courts, DSS, and self-enrolling individuals. Each group is co-ed.
  • Enrollment costs $150 (includes enrollment fee and textbook) and the weekly session rate is $35.

Anger Management (AM): Choices Program

This 12-week class develops the tools and skills needed to manage conflict and maintain healthy relationships. Research on conflict resolution shows that most abusive behaviors are learned, and intervention strategies that have the greatest success focus on changing belief systems and thought patterns, managing and expressing difficult emotions, and substituting emotional and physical abuse with improved communication and healthy, non-violent problem-solving methods. This intervention process is offered through a course of constructive and challenging psycho-educational classes with highly-trained facilitators to assist participants in learning alternative methods of relating to their partners through mutually shared decision-making, interdependence, and equitable distribution of power.

  • Accepts referrals from county probation, parole, courts, DSS, and self-enrolling individuals. Each group is co-ed.
  • Enrollment costs $120 (includes enrollment fee and textbook) and the weekly session rate is $35.

Phoenix (PHX):

A 26-week program that integrates accountability, responsibility, compassion, empathy, self-care, healthy communication, relationship building, anger management skills, and parenting without punishment.

“We believe that for those who choose to make positive changes in their lives, our program can help “adults” stuck in a lifestyle of bad choices (violence, abuse, illegal behaviors) to become more productive – violence free role models. If you have been referred to this program or are choosing to complete this workbook on your own, it is understood that chances are you have made unhealthy choices – specifically in relation to being abusive – violent in your relationship(s) and or/with your family.”

This class seeks to help those who have been abusers and also those who have been abused as the course recognizes that abuse is a learned behavior.

  • Accepts referrals from county probation, parole, courts, DSS, and self-enrolling individuals. Each group is co-ed.
  • Enrollment costs $185 (includes enrollment fee and textbook) and the weekly session rate is $35.

Nurturing Parenting (PA):

The Nurturing Parenting program is a 12-week class that utilizes a successful Nurturing Parenting curriculum. The goal of this class is that “parents will learn to replace old unwanted abusive parenting patters for more caring, nurturing ones.”

  • Accepts referrals from county probation, parole, courts, and self-enrolling individuals. Each group is co-ed.
  • Enrollment costs $115 (includes enrollment fee and textbook) and the weekly session rate is $20.

Process to Enroll

  1. Fill out the Request to Enroll form.
  2. Pay your enrollment fees and sign your documents.
  3. Schedule intake assessment with the department specialist.
  4. If enrolling in BIP, you will need to complete a Pre Test before you can attend your intake assessment.
  5. At the end of your intake, you will be enrolled.
  6. Start your class.

Completion Process

  1. Pay off any past due balances.
  2. Request a refund if you have overpaid and would like to be refunded the additional money. You can also donate these additional funds to another student if you wish.
  3. Complete your completion survey, which will be sent to you by the department admin assistants.
  4. If you are completing BIP, you will need to complete a Post Test.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t get ahold of the Life Transition Program department staff?

The best way to get ahold of the Life Transition Program department staff is by phone at 559-226-1831 or email at bip@mmcenter.org. If you cannot get ahold of the staff, please send an email and/or leave a voicemail. They will get back to you as soon as possible.

What are the Life Transition Program department office hours?

While we host groups every day of the week at various times, the admin staff are in the office Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, with the exception of holidays.

Does the Life Transition Program department offer classes in multiple languages?

Currently the only language our classes are offered in is English.

Does Life Transitions Program offer in person classes?

At this time, all Life Transition Program classes are being held remote via RingCentral video chats.

Can I choose a different class time each week?

Once you are enrolled in a class time, you would have to place a formal request to change to a different class time.

When do I have to pay for my classes?

You can pay for your class at any time, as long as you do not fall behind by the maximum amount due per your program contract. For your weekly session fee, please see your enrollment report or most recent progress report.

Can I smoke, eat, or drink during class or an interview?

No you cannot. There is no smoking, eating, or drinking allowed during class time as this can be a distraction to yourself and others.

Where can I be while I attend class online?

You need to be stationary during your class. You cannot be driving or a passenger in a car.

Can I have other people with me during class?

You also cannot have other people around you or with you as this is a violation of the privacy of others within the group.

Can I have my friend, family member, or partner call for me?

In order for us to discuss anything about your case with anyone other than you, we would need a release of information on file with their name and information on it.

What is the difference between excused and unexcused absence and how do I get an excused absence?

In order to have an absence excused, you will need to provide proof of a legitimate reason to miss class. If you have a probation or parole officer, or social worker, we will need to check with them to see if they are okay with excusing the absence.

The only reasons for an excused absence include medical or court reasons. Documentation must be provided within one week of the absence in order to possibly have your absence excused.

Can I take classes more than once a week so I can finish my program sooner?

You can only take one class a week of the same program.

When will I receive a progress report?

Progress reports are sent out, via email, monthly on the 10th or 20th of the month for the previous month, depending on who your referring agency is.

If you are a probation client, the probation department receives a copy of your progress report monthly.

If you need to request an additional copy, you must request at least two weeks before the date it is needed. If not, we cannot guarantee you will have it by the date needed.

Can I enroll in Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) without a referral?

You must have a referral to enroll in BIP. You cannot self-enroll.

Where can I get a referral to enroll in BIP?

You must have a referral from probation, parole, court, or the department of social services.

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