EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Due to COVID-19 and the need to practice social distancing, The Purple Door will be suspending BIPP/YIELD for Men face to face groups beginning today, 03.17.2020 and immediately implementing a virtual group for all enrolled participants utilizing TDCJ-CJAD’s guidelines temporary waiver. BIPP enrolled participants are encouraged to contact their facilitator as soon as possible for additional information.
Referral Sources: If you are needing to make a referral to BIPP/YIELD, please send the referral, offense report (BIPP only), participant’s current email address, and a photocopy of participant’s picture government-issued identification to BIPP@purpledoortx.org. All participants referred will need to submit their $40 intake and orientation fee BEFORE a schedule letter is sent.
BIPP/YIELD virtual group session/intake and orientation payment processing will occur by utilizing the links below. All electronic payments should be made BEFORE group date/time and have all the required information in the comments section to ensure the proper processing of payment and credit:
· PRINT theme of virtual session attended, group day/time.
· INTAKE/ORIENTATION to schedule an intake and orientation.
· Failure to provide the above details will result in inappropriate credit and will be processed as a donation to the agency.
Submit electronic payments to:
All payments must be submitted PRIOR to group attendance and by the following deadlines in order to receive timely payment credits:
Tuesday and Wednesday groups: DEADLINE by 12:00 pm on the day of group.
Saturday groups: DEADLINE by end of day Friday.
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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