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DID YOU COME TO THIS SITE LOOKING FOR HELP WITH THE VIOLENT OR ABUSIVE SITUATION IN YOUR HOME?
Are you being abused?
Look to the left at the list of links and go to the "Links For Victims Page". If that doesn't or won't work for you, go to the "Contact Us" page and call or email, someone will talk to you and point you in the right direction.
Are you the abuser?
You must stop!! No one is to blame for what you are doing! Get help now! Take the quiz on the "Abuser Help-Times and Location" Link. Go to the "Contact Us" link; call or email.
General Information-Agency and Area
Group Interventions is a social service agency serving domestic violence abusers in Madison ,Bond and St Clair County in Illinois. The area we serve is on the Mississippi River just across from St Louis, Mo.in Southwestern Illinois which is about 280 miles south of Chicago. Illinois has a population of 12,831,970; Cook County(including Chicago) has a population of 5.3 million. In comparison, Madison County has a population of 265,303, Bond County, a population of 18,055 and St Clair County, a population of 270,419.
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Group Interventions' prime mission is the safety of women and children.
Battered women account for
All above statistics are from Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Domestic Violence by the American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Statistics from Hart, Barbara, (2000)Children of Domestic Violence:Risks & Remedies aminicava (Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse Electronic Clearinghouse
Statistics from Carter, Jane & Susan Schecter (1997, November)Child Abuse & Domestic Violence:Creating Community Partnerships for Safe Families, Family Violence Prevention Fund.
Men are, overwhelmingly, the perpetrators of violence in the home. They risk everything to maintain a position of dominance, power, and control. They are putting at risk:
Violence in the home is disproportionately perpetrated by males. Men use the tactics of power and control to dominate their intimate partners and other family members. The goal of any group which abusers attend is that they would learn to respect their intimate partners and nurture a fair, equal and honest relationship.
When a man learns and acquires skills to maintain a nonviolent lifestyle, he is helping society to ensure the safety of women and children. Men learn the skills by attending groups where themes of nonviolence are presented and discussed.
Domestic violence is a social problem; we have all had a hand in promoting a violent culture. The answer is and the goal should be, of course, that there would be no more victims of violence in the home.
The social problem of domestic violence will be reduced, and someday not be in existence at all. We will accomplish this goal by:
We, as individual members of society, must hold ourselves accountable, as well, by:
Finally, we must, as individuals who are accountable: