Abuse Intervention Program

Partner Abuse Intervention Services

IDHS Protocol Approved Program Individual will attend weekly group sessions for a minimum of 26-weeks. These sessions are designed to help clients who have been abusive in current or past intimate relationships:

  • To accept responsibility for violence and change attitudes that lead to violent behavior
  • To learn and use new skills to stop violence and the threat of violence.
  • Acknowledge their abusive behavior and accept responsibility for their actions.
  • Recognize the warning signs precipitating an abusive incident
  • Develop an action plan to resolve conflict in a non-violent manner
  • Learn and practice assertive communication skills
  • Learn to express anger in non-violent ways
  • To explore other forms control, such as verbal abuse, threats, and other manipulative behavior.

Partner Abuse Intervention groups are available in Elgin, Dundee, St. Charles, and Streamwood

Teen Abuse Intervention Services

Teen will attend weekly group sessions for a minimum of 26 weeks. These sessions are designed to help teens who have been abusive in current or past intimate or family relationships:

  • Become aware that violence and abuse are never okay
  • Learn to take personal responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Identify feelings and express them in a productive manner
  • Recognize the warning signs precipitating an abusive incident
  • Develop an action plan to resolve conflict in a non-violent manner
  • Learn and practice assertive communication skills
  • This program is available to individualís ages 13-18 who have been ordered to seek counseling through court/probation or who have decided to attend voluntarily. An initial assessment is done in part with the teen and parent/guardian together and in part with the teen individually. This assessment will determine if the Community Crisis Centerís Teen AIP is the best fit for the individualís needs or if another option would be more appropriate. For those adolescents who are ordered to counseling through Kane County Probation, the assessment and counseling fees may be subsidized. For all others, counseling fees are available on a sliding scale.

Abuse Intervention Services

Individual will attend weekly group or individual sessions for a minimum of 12 weeks These sessions are designed to help clients who have used abusive or controlling behaviors:

  • Acknowledge their abusive behavior and accept responsibility for their actions.
  • Correctly identify feelings and express them in a productive manner
  • Recognize the warning signs precipitating an abusive incident
  • Develop an action plan to resolve conflict in a non-violent manner
  • Learn and practice assertive communication skills
  • Learn to express anger in non-violent ways
  • Increase their knowledge of anger management and stress management techniques
  • Clients who have been abusive towards a current or past intimate partner are not eligible for this program and will be referred to the Partner Abuse Intervention Program

Caring Dads Program

  • Individual will attend weekly group or individual sessions for 17 weeks
  • Caring Dads is an intervention program for fathers (including biological, step, common-law) who exposed their children to domestic violence, or have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviors
  • Program principles emphasize the need to enhance menís motivation, promote child-centered fathering, address menís ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive co-parenting with childrenís mothers, and recognize that childrenís experience of trauma will impact the rate of possible change

To enroll in the program or to get more information, please contact the Community Crisis Center at (847) 697-2380