Time for Change
What is Time for Change?
Time for Change is a certified 48 week educational program for men who abuse their partners. Groups are constructed in two stages. Stage I groups are 16 weeks and provided information about domestic abuse and changing violent and coercive behavior. Individuals in Stage II groups build on Stage I lessons toward achieving a personal goal of non-violence in their relationships. Participants are expected to be on time and are required to come prepared for each session. Groups are held in the evening. Maximum group size is 15 participants.
The goals of these groups are to instruct participants to be fully responsible for their behavior, to develop ways of communication without violence or intimidation, and to provide a safer environment for victims, partners and children.
I don't know why but I get so jealous of anyone my partner talks to. I want to hurt them. I want to hurt her. I don't trust her to be out of my sight. Sometimes I do hurt her. I feel really bad afterwards. She says she may lose her job if I don't stop bothering her at work. I feel like I can't live without her. When she threatens to leave me I feel as if I'm going to explode.
If you can relate to this, Time for Change can help you understand and change your behavior. Call 594-0270 for an appointment.
At this time Time for Change only runs classes for men. If you are a woman and you can relate to this, please call 594-0270 for more information on how you can obtain services.
From some of our participants:
How have you applied what you've learned to your relationships?
"I've learned how to listen to my ex-partner and try to understand what she is trying to say, and also learned to be assertive and not yell or argue just say what I need to and let it go."
Would you recommend Time for Change to others? If so, why?
"Yes, I would even you haven't been in trouble, you can learn a lot of information so that you can have a good relationship."
What did you learn that was helpful?
"I learned how to understand my cues and what my behaviors are that I need to watch out for, so that I'm not abusive again."