Beyond Violence: A Program for Criminal Justice-Involved Women (BV)

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Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
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Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Beyond Violence: A Program for Criminal Justice-Involved Women (BV) has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Anger Management Treatment (Adult), but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Women in criminal justice settings (jails, prisons, and community corrections) with histories of anger, aggression and/or violence

Brief Description

BV is a manualized curriculum for women in criminal justice settings (jails, prisons, and community corrections) with histories of anger, aggression and/or violence. It deals with the violence and trauma they have experienced, as well as the violence they may have committed. It's based on a four-level model of violence prevention which considers the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community, and societal factors. This is a 20-session (40-hour) intervention that consists of a facilitator guide, participant workbook, and DVD. The facilitator's manual is a step-by-step guide for running groups and includes the DVD, What I Want My Words To Do To You by Eve Ensler. BV utilizes a variety of therapeutic strategies (e.g., psycho-education, role playing, mindfulness activities, cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and grounding skills for trauma triggers).

Program Goals:

The goals of Beyond Violence: A Program for Criminal Justice-Involved Women (BV) are:

  • Decrease violent outbursts
  • Decrease depression
  • Increase self-efficacy
  • Stabilize recovery
  • Increase understanding of trauma
  • Increase appropriate expression of anger
  • Contact Information

    Name: Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW
    Agency/Affiliation: Center for Gender and Justice
    Website: www.stephaniecovington.com/trainings-and-workshops.php
    Email:
    Phone: (858) 454-8528
    Fax: (858) 454-8598

    Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2015

    Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: October 2015

    Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: November 2015