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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) BIP Course


The Intimate Partner Violence BIP Course is a weekly, 2-hour group session, using the video camera on a phone, tablet or computer. The facilitator and participants see and talk to one another during the session. In addition to the group video session, the client completes weekly online coursework (using phone, tablet or computer). The coursework is a guided written response one week and a practice (an opportunity to apply what was learned in the chapter) the following week.


Overarching themes in the coursework, as specified in California Penal Code Section 1203.097 (c)(1)(F) promote cultural, ethnic, sexual orientation and class sensitivity and include:

  • Gender roles
  • Socialization
  • The nature of violence
  • The dynamics of power and control
  • The effects of abuse on intimate partner victim

Program Content

Program content promotes personal awareness, serving to change attitudes and behavior:

  • Learner Accountability
  • Reshaping behaviors, language, values and beliefs associated with domestic violence
  • Respect for others
  • Empathy enhancement
  • Demonstration of change through guided practice in real life situations

This Intimate Partner Violence BIP Course satisfies California Domestic Violence Requirements

  • The online group session feature of the S2S DV program satisfies CPC section 1203.097 (B), the requirement that the client, defendant, or offender participate in ongoing group
  • The webinar also satisfies CPC section 1203.097 (F), educational programming
  • The S2S Intimate Partner Violence BIP program is designed to;
    • educate the client, defendant, or offender,
    • has the client, defendant, or offender practice what they have learned through the required practicum,
    • requires them to participate in a group session to discuss their personal gains with putting the newly learned information and replacement skills into practice.

Intimate Partner Violence BIP Online Group Video Session

The Domestic Violence Online Group Session is held at a scheduled time every week.
Attendance is monitored and is required for receipt of the class Completion Certificate. The
Group Session teaches topics specific to Intimate Partner and domestic violence. Attendees are
encouraged to ask questions.

The Online Group Session provides group interaction for thorough exploration and understanding of relevant themes, including:

  • Forms of intimate partner abuse; physical, emotional, sexual, economic, property
    destruction, and acts jeopardizing the health, well-being, and safety of others
  • Intimate partner abuse, battering, and domestic violence as defined in the California
    Penal Code
  • Techniques for reshaping attitudes and behavior.
  • Power and control within intimate relationships
  • Misguided beliefs about anger and abusive behavior
  • The anger and abuse cycle
  • Intimate violence as a cultural norm.
  • The connection between intimate and domestic violence and racist oppression
  • Changing personal pattern of anger and abuse
  • The destructive impact on victims and witnesses of intimate partner and domestic



Class Outline

Physiological Responses