Iowa Domestic Abuse Program (IDAP)
The core element of Seasons’ Iowa Domestic Abuse Program (IDAP) is the Batterer’s Education Program based upon the ACTV (Achieving Change Through Value-Based Behavior) curriculum.
ACTV has incorporated the essential components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is utilized to assist offenders in applying it to their daily lives. This includes:
• learning skills to define their own personal values
• becoming aware of their emotions and thoughts
• noticing the consequences of their own behavior
• learning new ways to respond to emotions and thoughts.
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.
This 24 week program for men and women consists of an Intake Assessment and the Batterer’s Education Program classes. Class are held once each week and last for 1 ½ hours. Please contact Seasons Center at 800-242-5101 to verify current locations/class times and to enroll.