Abuse Intervention Program
Abuse Intervention Program
IMPACT is a North Carolina-certified abuse intervention program for men* age 16+ who acknowledge or have been found to have abused, coerced or controlled their partners or former partners (domestic violence, or DV). We currently provide services in Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln and Cabarrus counties; we hope to soon add Stanly County.
DISCLAIMER: IMPACT is not an anger management course, although we address anger as one of the many factors of domestic violence. We do not provide direct services to victims. We do not provide or promote couple's counseling because doing so perpetuates a myth that DV is a couple's problem and that victims are equally responsible for the abuse—they are not. We also cannot assess for DV; there is no process for self-standing clinical assessments, as DV is not a diagnosable problem. We are happy to make referrals to other services in the community when needed.
*IMPACT only works with men at this time; therefore, we refer to men as the abusers and women or other men as the victims; we understand, however, that men can be and are also abused.
i.am (Anger Management) is a 12-hour program that serves both the courts and men and women ages 16+ who identify anger and aggression problems in themselves. This small group meets on a weeknight from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for six weeks and is a closed group; new clients will begin with the next new group rather than being placed in a current group. Cost is $250, payable by cash, money order or PayPal at the first group.
IMPORTANT: Those who have abused, controlled or been aggressive with an intimate partner (current or former girlfriend/wife) are not appropriate for and will not be considered for this group; instead, please see IMPACT program information.
i.cbi (Cognitive Behavior Intervention) is a 12-hour group designed for men and women ages 16+ who have been identified as having made poor decisions, such as petty larceny. This program is only available in Charlotte and is offered on Saturdays at midday. This group is closed, meaning that new clients start a group all at the same time. i.cbi is evidenced-based, effective intervention that will enhance a wide area of a person's life if he/she invests in learning the tools. Clients attend six weekly groups of 2 hours each at a cost of $250, payable at the first group by cash, money order or PayPal.
IMPORTANT: Those who have abused, controlled or been aggressive with an intimate partner (current or former girlfriend/wife) are not appropriate for and will not be considered for this group; instead, please see Abuse Intervention Program information.