New Behaviors Group (Perpetrator Intervention)

Promoting positive change towards non-violent, self-accountable behavior in a group setting.

Issues addressed in New Behaviors Groups include:

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Studies have shown that with appropriate intervention, abusive persons can learn new attitudes and new ways to resolve conflict.

  • emotional regulation

  • triggers to aggressive behavior

  • communication skills

  • alternatives to aggression or coercion

  • acknowledgement of responsibility

  • relationship issues

  • obstacles to change

  • motivation for change

  • resources for continued change

  • self-concept or self-esteem

Helping individuals interrupt patterns of being and develop capacity for new relationship patterns that are free from the use of violence and other methods of abuse.

New Behaviors Groups are open to men and women, at least 18 years old, who have been violent or abusive toward partners in intimate relationships and individuals with a tendency toward aggressive, controlling, and/or violent behavior. Interested clients schedule an intake interview to determine whether any of the New Behaviors Group programs are appropriate.

For more information or to schedule an intake, call 410-285-4357.


Abuser Intervention Program

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.’s New Behaviors Group Program works with voluntary and court-ordered clients in a group setting to address issues regarding abuse and control in relationships.  Studies have shown that with appropriate intervention, abusive persons can learn new attitudes and new ways to resolve conflict.  Participants accepted to the program must attend a weekly 2 hour group session for a total of 20 weeks.


Healthy Relationships Program (HRP)

This program is available to first time Domestic Violence offenders in incidents where no weapons were used, or bodily injuries occurred. The program is limited to four weeks. The goal of this program is to make perpetrators aware of any pattern of behavior that inhibits a healthy relationship. Participants accepted to the program must attend a weekly 2 hour group session for a total of 4 weeks.