Services

Violence Prevention Program

The Violence Prevention Program is designed to work with participants to decrease interpersonal violence through a process of change in thinking and behaviors. The program offers education and intervention techniques to address prior actions and/or beliefs which have been abusive or destruction in relationships with others.

Overview

The Violence Prevention Program is designed to work with participants to decrease interpersonal violence through a process of change in thinking and behaviors. The program offers education and intervention techniques to address prior actions and/or beliefs which have been abusive or destruction in relationships with others. We believe that people who have engaged in violent acts against others can change beliefs and abusive patterns in relationships if given education, skills, and resources.

Participants initially meet with program staff for a screening prior to attending group sessions. Referrals for the program may be made by courts, local law enforcement, professionals within the legal community, professionals from social services agencies, or by self-referral.

Program Content

Group sessions focus on learning new skills to replace destructive behaviors displayed in the past. Group topics include:

  • Accountability
  • What Counts as Violence
  • Negative vs. Positive Self Talk
  • Effects of Violence on Women
  • Quick Fixes vs. Long-Term Solutions
  • Dishonesty and Defenses
  • Psychological, Economic, and Sexual Abuse
  • Abusive vs. Respectful Communication
  • The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Positive Attributes of a Partner
  • Power and Control
  • Jealousy
  • Roadblocks to Communication

Location

Alternative Paths, 246 Northland Drive, Suite 200A, Medina, Ohio 44256

Fees

$75 Screening Fee

$425 Program Fee (16 sessions)

Session Dates and Times

Screening dates are by appointment only. Groups will meet every Tuesday of the week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact

To schedule your initial screening or if you have general questions about the program, please call Lenny Hrovat, Director of Diversion Services, or Barbara Solomon, Pre-Trial Administrative Assistant, at 330-725-9195.