For Victims of Domestic Violence: Tubman
For local shelters, legal advocacy, support groups and 24-hour Crisis
651-770-0777 www.tubmanfamily alliance.org
24-Hour Crisis Line
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
1-800-787-3224 (TDD) www.ndvh.org
Intervention & Recovery Services
MISSION: Abuse Intervention & Recovery Services (AIRS) works with domestic abuse perpetrators toward the goal of eliminating domestic abuse and other violence and to promote victim and community safety.
The program has been committed to this mission since 1981 and has provided treatment services to both court-referred and voluntary clients who have identified abuse as a problem.
We are committed to understanding each client's history prior to them starting therapy groups or psycho-education classes. Assessment supports accountability, safety planning, and determination of the best intervention modality.
History of abuse / violence
Risk / dangerousness to self / others
Screen for mental health and chemical dependency problems
Prior history of abuse treatment or education
Motivation and readiness for change
Therapy groups meet weekly (16 sessions):
Men's domestic abuse group (day or evening groups)
Women's abuse / aggression group (day or evening groups)
Men's generalized aggression group (primary violence is not domestic)
10-session men's domestic abuse class
Cessation of abuse
Increased safety for victims, children and community
Full accountability for all forms of abuse or other violence in the community
Acceptance of the rights of the victim
Awareness and acceptance of the impact of abuse on victims and child witnesses
Challenge sexism, interpersonal exploitation and abuse of power
Confront attitudes / beliefs that support abuse including self-justification of abuse and projection of blame
Address intergenerational abuse and trauma
Build skills in self-control and emotional self-regulation
ACCESS TO OTHER HSI SERVICES:
Treatment in a Community Mental Health Center allows our clients to access a full range of HSI services, including:
Victim Intervention and Recovery Program (VIRP) - short term counseling and support groups for children, parents and families affected by family violence
Mental health crisis services
Chemical health services
Outpatient mental health services
Fees are payable at the time of service.
Diagnostic assessment and therapy group services may be eligibile for insurance coverage.
Psycho-educational classes are not eligible for insurance coverage.
Abuse Intervention & Recovery Services may be accessed at our Oakdale office. Some AIRS services may be available at our branch offices including: Cottage Grove, Forest Lake and Stillwater.
The Victim Intervention & Recovery
Program staffs a 24-hour telephone line with trained volunteers
who provide crisis care to individuals affected by sexual assault
and abuse. In-person medical and legal advocacy services are also
available for those who have experienced sexual violence.
The Child/Family Advocacy Program works
with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse,
providing assessment, education, support and referral. Our goal
is to give children who witness domestic abuse tools to deal with
their experience, and to avoid becoming involved in the cycle of
violence in the future.