COVID-19 UPDATES: The Purple Door’s BIPP and YIELD for Men will continue to implement virtual group for all enrolled participants utilizing TDCJ-CJAD’s guidelines temporary waiver. All BIPP and YIELD for Men intakes and orientation are conducted utilizing virtual platforms for those referred. The Purple Door continues to follow the safety and health instructions, as it pertains to BIPP, of the Texas Council on Family Violence, TDCJ Criminal Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), and all national, state, and local health advisories.
During COVID-19 for Referral Sources: As staff continue to work alternate shifts in office and remotely, please utilize email as the best contact for all inquiries. If you are making a referral to BIPP or YIELD for Men, please send the referral to BIPP@purpledoortx.org with any supplemental information attached. Upon receipt, BIPP staff will make contact with those referred by phone and schedule a virtual appointment. The intake and orientation fee of $40 must be received before a virtual appointment will be set.
All BIPP/YIELD electronic payments will be made using the payment links below. All payments must be received PRIOR to group attendance and by the following deadlines to be timely credited:
Tuesday and Wednesday groups DEADLINE by 12:00 pm on the day of group.
Saturday groups DEADLINE by 5:00 pm on Friday the day before group.
Payments must be made in your name to be properly credited. Failure to provide a correct name will result in an inappropriate credit and processed as a donation to the agency.
What is BIPP?
The Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) is a course for men that provides tools to learn how to live a non-violent life and redirect current beliefs about power and control in an intimate relationship. BIPP involves accountability-focused groups that allow participants to take responsibility for the abusive behavior and learn the nature of family violence, changing beliefs and attitudes that lead to violence, and develop equal and supportive relationship practices.
The Purple Door’s Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) utilizes the curriculum Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Home of The Duluth Model.
The Purple Door’s Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) is accredited by the State of Texas and abides by state accreditation guidelines. BIPP is a 24 to 36-week program. BIPP is not an anger-management course.
How to refer a participant to BIPP?
Fill out the BIPP Referral Form and provide it to BIPP along with any supportive documents such as: offense/arrest reports, assessments identifying abusive behavior, or other documents to help us assess and render a decision of participant acceptance into the program.
What is YIELD for Men?
YIELD for Men is a 12-hour pre-adjudication program which meets for one hour, once a week, for 12 consecutive weeks. The course focuses on domestic violence, the power and control wheel, and the effects of domestic violence on families and the community utilizing interactive and challenging facilitated dialogue to encourage critical thinking.
YIELD for Men consists of six modules and participants must attend Orientation, all 12-weeks, complete an exit-interview, and remain in good standing with YIELD to successfully complete the program.
How to refer a participant to YIELD for Men?
Fill out the attached YIELD for Men Referral and provide it to BIPP.
What is the difference between BIPP and YIELD for men?
The Battering Intervention and Prevention Program requires all referred to meet specific criteria, including being accountable and responsible to the violent incident in which resulted in the referral, in order to be accepted into the program. In BIPP, all participants are required to discuss their abusive patterns of behavior and violence throughout the duration of program enrollment.
The YIELD for Men program does not require any admittance to a violent incident for enrollment. Unlike BIPP, YIELD for Men discusses the content of domestic violence and its impact on relationships, families, and the community.
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