Prevention Services

Domestic Violence Prevention

Safe Start collaborates with local schools to educate young people about dating violence and encourage healthy relationships. Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) is a 26-week educational group for batterers that focuses on accepting responsibility for violence in an effort to end the cycle of abuse.

Safe Start Violence Prevention Program

The “Safe Start” Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program is designed to help reduce the prevalence and effects of domestic violence. This is accomplished by providing education, prevention and intervention strategies that will empower our youth to make healthy relationship choices. In addition to Dating Violence, the Safe Start Program Curriculum includes topics such as bullying, conflict resolution, internet safety and respect. This program works in collaboration with various schools (7-12), religious organizations and youth groups to reach the youth in communities that they serve. Like most services that The Crisis Center for South Suburbia offers, this program is free of charge.
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Partner Abuse Intervention Program

Am I a Perpetrator of Domestic Violence?

Do I……….

  • Isolate my significant other from family and friends?
  • Demand complete power and control over the finances?
  • Verbally abuse my partner by name calling?
  • Abuse drugs and/or alcohol?
  • Harm or kill family pets?
  • Have homicidal or suicidal thoughts or tendencies?
  • Throw things, punch or kick walls and doors?
  • Intimidate my loved ones into submission?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to get immediate assistance!!  The Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) is a 26-week domestic violence program that has been designed to assist perpetrators of domestic violence.  The goal and objective of the program is to identify negative behaviors of our clients, as we educate them on domestic violence.  The program offers group counseling sessions for court ordered clients, as well as self-referrals.  The curriculum that we utilize is based on the Duluth Method of Domestic Violence Counseling which focuses on Accountability and Responsibility for one’s actions.

Each client will complete and Intake Assessment.  The cost of the program is based on a sliding-scale fee.  If you feel as though you would benefit from our program, please contact our agency at (708) 429-7255.  Assistance is just a phone call away.

Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) Training

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia offers a 20-hour training for facilitators of Partner Abuse Intervention Programs. This training is mandatory for those wishing to present PAIP programs in Illinois. The training will present the Duluth Model; co-facilitation practice; and intervention options. Also presented will be the Illinois Administrative Code under which these programs are conducted.

Register For Training

This training is held three times per year, is in-person in Tinley Park, IL  and the fee is $200 per participant. Seating for each training is limited. 

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