Domestic Violence and Anger Management Awareness Programs

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is physical, mental, sexual or emotional abuse in an intimate relationship. It occurs when one person uses abusive tactics to gain power and control over a partner or former partner. Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

 

What can I do?

  • Prevent domestic violence against women by exposing its root causes.

  • Ensure the availability of services for domestic violence victims.

  • Expand services systematically so that every victim may obtain needed services.

  • Help victims and their families rebuild their lives through non-violent means.

  • Empower victims.

  • Eliminate the re-victimization of domestic violence victims by individuals, organizations, and society through education and collaboration.

The Birmingham Fatherhood Initiative & The Aletheia House support the rights of both women & children

Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to support the Jefferson County’s efforts in developing an aggressive response to spousal abuse that will break the cycle of domestic violence.

The Birmingham Fatherhood Initiative offers weekly Domestic Violence & Anger Management Awareness session’s at the Women’s Aletheia House Facility. Aletheia House is an in-patient Drug & Alcohol recovery program.

Each session includes informative, group, and interactive learning that help individuals explore issues related to domestic violence and anger management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Education on the dynamics and prevention of domestic and sexual violence.

  • Increase knowledge and skills in the area of domestic violence, anger management, child maltreatment and communication.

  • Offering social support, information and referrals to assist victims of domestic violence and empowering women to make self-reports

If you need help, call Alabama's
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-650-6522

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAIMATION -- NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2011

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we recognize the significant achievements we have made in reducing domestic violence in America, and we recommit ourselves to the important work still before us. Despite tremendous progress, an average of three women in America die as a result of domestic violence each day. One in four women and one in thirteen men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. These statistics are even more sobering when we consider that domestic violence often goes unreported.

The ramifications of domestic violence are staggering. Young women are among the most vulnerable, suffering the highest rates of intimate partner violence. Exposure to domestic violence puts our young men and women in danger of long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. Children who experience domestic violence are at a higher risk for failure in school, emotional disorders, and substance abuse, and are more likely to perpetuate the cycle of violence themselves later in life.

BARACK OBAMA

Funding for this project was provided by the Office of Family Assistance, United States Department of Health and Human Services Grant #90FK0042-01-00. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, religion or sexual orientation.