Alternatives to Domestic Violence, 4th Edition is an interactive treatment workbook designed for use with a wide variety of accepted curricula for domestic violence intervention programs. This new edition adds and revises the exercises and stories in every chapter, covering important topics such as respect and accountability, maintaining positive relationships, good communication, parenting, substance abuse, digital abuse, and sexuality. Chapters on parenting, substance abuse, and religion have also been heavily revised based on current literature and group member feedback. The  chapters provide a comprehensive collection of vital topics, including topics rarely addressed in other curricula, and exercises help the group members learn new strategies for leading a life of cooperation and shared power. Continuing the tradition of past editions, this edition not only focuses on the content of a good BIPP curriculum, but it also stresses the group process elements that form the backbone of any quality approach.

chapter 1|16 pages

What You Need to Know Before Starting Group

The Road to Change

chapter 2|11 pages

Defining Abuse and Battering

chapter 3|17 pages

Achieving Nonviolence

chapter 4|16 pages

Exploring and Defeating Intimidation

chapter 5|18 pages

Creating a Trusting Relationship

chapter 6|19 pages

Giving and Receiving Respect

chapter 7|21 pages


Taking Responsibility for Yourself

chapter 8|27 pages

Maintaining Positive Sexual Relationships

chapter 9|19 pages

Negotiating a Partnership

chapter 10|28 pages

Cooperating through Good Communication

chapter 11|23 pages


How to Relate to Your Children

chapter 12|17 pages

Religion and Domestic Violence

chapter 14|9 pages

Considerations for Finishing Group