Prevention is the core of The Purple Door’s vision: to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Coastal Bend. Over the years, The Purple Door has sought to define prevention in terms that incorporate all areas of the most difficult humanitarian work and advocacy: to prevent sexual and domestic violence before it happens using collaborative efforts in intervention, education, and awareness in order to bring power back to the survivor voice, to create active allies and advocates within all levels of the community, to correct harmful language and cultural norms with ourselves and our peers, and to inspire a future generation free from oppressive, power-based violence.
The Prevention and Education Team (P&E) consists of Primary Prevention, Community Education, YIELD for Men, and the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP). Through collaborative relationships in the community, the P&E team utilizes a variety of spaces to provide education about our agency, domestic violence, sexual assault and violence, healthy relationships and consent, with the goal of encouraging a dialogue about prevention. In BIPP, the P&E team utilizes an accountability-focused model in a group setting providing education to men who have used abuse with their female intimate partners.
The Purple Door’s BIPP is accredited by the State of Texas and abides by state accreditation guidelines.