Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Talks Prevention

Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Talks Prevention

Gasps, sighs, and sounds of exasperation were all that could be heard in the room of 70+ people.  The documentary they were watching was moving and tragic.  It wasn’t surprising to see jaws agape, heads shaking in disbelief.

But for the seasoned law enforcement and victims advocates in the room, “Telling Amy’s Story” was full of truths that were all too familiar.

Your Voice is Needed to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Your Voice is Needed to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Family Services is proud to offer a Transitional Housing Program (also known as Sunshine Cove Apartments) to women and children that have used our Domestic Violence Shelter services and are on their way to reclaiming their lives and livelihood.

This summer, HUD cut funding that was critical to the continued operation of Sunshine Cove.

The wonderful news is that…

Myth Busting: The Involvement of CPS in Your Domestic Abuse Case

Myth Busting: The Involvement of CPS in Your Domestic Abuse Case

Breaking free from an abuser is extremely difficult and can be a very stressful and trying time for mothers and their children.  Common misconceptions about Child Protective Services can make things harder, or even make victims hesitant to leave their abuser.

Here are some key things to remember about CPS, their role, and your rights as a survivor of domestic abuse:

Working to End Domestic Violence in Southeast Texas

Working to End Domestic Violence in Southeast Texas

Family Services of Southeast Texas announced this week that they will expand their Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program to include a weekly class in Orange.  “Our classes in Beaumont and Port Arthur have been very successful,” said Executive Director Janet Walker. “We are excited to expand the services we offer in Orange County.”

The Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) is an effective way to hold family violence offenders accountable for their behavior. It teaches

Can a Violent Person Change?

Perpetrators of domestic violence can change. At Family Services, we have a Texas accredited Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program that is extremely successful.

Because our goal is to strengthen the family, we do not demonize or judge the batterer. Instead we focus on helping them confront their abusive behaviors that center around their fundamental beliefs about power and control in relationships.

This video is a candid interview with a male batterer who has completed the program at another agency.