Calvert County Health Department
Erly Family Solutions, Alternatives Program
Offender Program Mission Statement
The Abuser Intervention Program (AIP)/Anger Management program was designed to establish a program that is responsive to victims, accountable to the courts, and to assure that offenders focus on stopping abuse and to prevent offenders from evading or minimizing their responsibility for abusive behavior. Violence is a learned behavior based on experiences and beliefs.
Erly Family Solutions Alternatives Program 26-week offender programs focus on evaluating and identifying the participant’s patterns of violent behavior and providing tools that allow the client to behave in a way that does not impinge the rights of others.
Abuser Intervention Program (AIP)
The Alternatives Program is a twenty six week program for men involved in domestic violence. It is a curriculum presented in two stages:
Stage I is a highly structured educational group lasting at least eight weeks. The topics covered are:
- What counts as violence?
- Power and control
- Cycle of violence
- Self Talk
- Quick Fixes vs. Long Term Solutions
- Batterers Will Kill
- Effects of Domestic Violence on Kids
Stage II begins the process of “unlearning” abusive behaviors through confronting inappropriate behaviors and accepting responsibility for abusive behaviors.
There is a charge of $50.00 at intake and a $25.00 per week fee for this group. Consideration for fee reduction will be given in hardship cases.
Detention Center/Crisis Intervention Center Programs
- Men’s and Women’s Trauma Groups. These programs are designed to work with inmates who have suffered physical or emotional trauma. Professional facilitators identify and treat symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and teach relaxation techniques.