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dc.contributor.authorHelton, Peggy
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-12T19:30:50Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:13:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3500
dc.descriptionAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractDomestic violence is a significant public health issue with devastating consequences. A great deal of debate and research has focused on how to stop this type of violence. Individuals who commit acts of family violence are often ordered by courts to attend battering intervention programs. The goal of these programs is to change the offender's abusive behavior and stop the violence. Unfortunately, attrition rates in battering intervention programs are high, and many participants drop out before completing treatment. The purpose of this applied research project (ARP) is two-fold. The first purpose of this ARP is to collect information on resources available in Texas that mitigate risk factors which increase the likelihood of participants dropping out of battering intervention programs. The second purpose of this ARP is to develop a guidebook of those resources for use by providers working in Texas Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPP). This guidebook can be used to refer batterers to community based programs and social service agencies in Texas and to find additional information on strategies which may assist providers in retaining participants in treatment. A thorough literature review was conducted to identify the risk factors of participant drop out. These factors were classified into the following categories: lifestyle instability, behavioral/mental health issues, weak motivation/commitment, and demographic factors. Descriptive categories were used as a conceptual framework to classify risk factors. Document analysis, a telephone survey, and a literature review were conducted to identify strategies and Texas resources useful for addressing risk factors of participant drop out. The information collected is contained in a guidebook organized by risk factors and can be found in Appendix C of this document.en_US
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dc.format.extent115 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectBattering interventionen_US
dc.subjectPrevention programsen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectBatterersen_US
dc.subjectBIPPen_US
dc.subjectBIPen_US
dc.subjectBatterers intervention programsen_US
dc.titleResources for Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs in Texas to Mitigate Risk Factors Which Increase the Likelihood of Participant Dropouten_US
txstate.publication.titleApplied Research Projects, Texas State Universityen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalanoff, Howard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJones, Olivia


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