Iowa Domestic Abuse Program
Abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. These are behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. Abuse includes but is not limited to: the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of abuse can be going on at any one time.
The goal of the Iowa Domestic Abuse Program is to assist offenders in defining their true values in life and working with them as they move toward a life consistent with their values, particularly in nonviolent and non-abusive ways.
FOR MEN: Currently, the Iowa Domestic Abuse Program (IDAP) for men at Seasons Center is a program utilizing the ACTV (Achieving Change through Value-Based Behavior) curriculum. The purpose of the ACTV curriculum is to guide group members to make different choices than they have made in the past and to engage in behaviors consistent with their personal values.The IDAP program is provided under contract with the Department of Correctional Services. Although most participants are required by Iowa law to complete this program following a conviction for the crime of domestic abuse, other referrals are also considered for program admission. Multiple class sites are available to allow for accessibility of services. This 26 week program consists of an Intake Assessment, Orientation and 24 weeks of classes. Classes are held once each week and last for 1 ½ hours.
Additionally, Seasons’ employees participate in area Domestic Abuse Coalitions in order to improve the quality and coordination of our respective efforts and to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
Cost: The fee for the Intake Assessment is $50 which must be pre-paid when scheduling the appointment. The cost of Orientation and each of the 24 classes is $35. Payment is required at the time of service.
FOR WOMEN: Groups are not currently offered for Women. If that changes, information will be posted here in the future.