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Are you an abuser and want to change but don't know what to do?
You have decided you want to change
You have stopped blaming everyone else
Ready to take responsibility
Often times there are abusers who want to change but don’t know how, where, or who to turn to for help. It is very important that the abuser does not try to seek help from his partner or ex-partner. He or she needs to seek the help of an independent individual and professional to provide clear directions, assistance and resources. For those who are ready to make the change in their lives and address the root issues that cause explosive behaviors, cloud your judgment, and /or are triggered, review the information below. Help is available.
Join a batterer intervention program. These groups are the right place for a controlling person, even one who has not physically assaulted his partner. The most effective groups meet weekly and last at least six months. Many men who begin these groups are not strong or determined enough to stick with them; he needs to go to every session and not drop out. The facilitators and other group members will help him understand the ways he has been abusive and controlling. Becoming accountable is difficult, but many men report that it’s a relief, too. (An anger management program is not the right place for a man who uses coercive control with his partner: they are too short and are geared toward men who explode or have “a short fuse” in general. They do not address the specifics of controlling a partner). Huffingtonpost.com
If you need more information for a location that is near you email us info@TabulaRasaDV.org or contact one of the locations below.
Family Crisis Center, Inc. of Prince George’s County Family Violence Intervention Clinic (FAMVIC)
3601 Taylor Street
Brentwood, MD 20722
Fees: Sliding scale
Program days/hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Mont. Co. Health & Human Services, Abused Person’s Program New Beginnings Abuser Intervention Program (J & E Associates)
1301 Piccard Dr.
Rockville, MD 20820
Fees: sliding scale fees available
Program days/hours: Groups: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
My Covenent Place Alpha Project
6010 Gywnn Oaks Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21017
Fees: $25 intake; Sliding fee scale $10-$60
Center for Abused Persons Abuser Intervention Program
2670 Crain Hwy, Suite 303
Waldorf, MD 20601
Fees: $520, sliding scale fees available
Program days/hours: 24-hour hotline