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My Evokation for 2010 Helping empower Battered Women, Children and Men stop the cycle of abuse by Sunny du Pree

I touch many lives in real life, and hope to exponentially increase my ability to assist and inspire through online outreach and face to face counciling. I know that I can be an effective counsellor/trainer to help those who are abused, and to help stop the cycle of violence in Amarillo and the surrounding areas. I have an area of influence that is large. I have helped thousands of people get better lives by helping them with personal issues such as mental illness, physical handicap, lack of schooling, social issues and acquire new careers as well. I have done this for the past 15 years. I have helped many people with abusive issues and I would serve better if I took training in this area.



I have researched many allies with whom I will work as part of the BIPP volunteer efforts. These include the Texas Council on

Family Violence, which is a 501 (c) (3) headquartered in Austin, Texas.
For a complete list of sites in Texas, please reference my darksite here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Battering-Intervention-and-Prevention-Programs-BIPP/104495989597198



Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPPs) consist of groups for family violence offenders, in which offenders are held accountable for
past abusive behavior and taught the fundamentals of leading a
nonviolent lifestyle. Although BIPPS work directly with offenders, the
underlying goal of these programs is to enhance the safety of battered
women and their children.



Currently there are 27 BIPPs in Texas. These BIPPs must adhere to the state standards which have been established as best practices. (NOTE: these
standards are called Guidelines, but, in fact, they are not optional. I have listed these guidelines on my darksite.)



My training will be directed by these BIPP guidelines. Initial
training requirements for new providers and/or employees of a new
provider (full-time, part time,or contract), interns and volunteers
(full-time or part-time) who will be working directly with batterers
and/or who will be supervising employees who will be working directly
with batterers includes completing and doc**enting 40 hours (15 hours of
family violence and 25 hours of battering intervention) of TDCJ-CJAD
approved training before working with batterers which there are three cla**** charging five hundred dollars per class. I would supplement any additional costs not covered by any scholarships or prize awards that I possible might receive.


Training Topics Approved
Family violence training that includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Dynamics of family violence including the history of the movement;
2. Battering is intentional behavior aimed at achieving and maintaining dominance within a
relationship;
3. Characteristics of batterers and their behavior;
4. Victim safety, safety planning and risk a****sment for victims;
5. Effects of violence on the victim, children and the community at large;
6. Texas family violence laws and state reporting laws; and
7. Protective orders and other legal information.
Battering intervention training that includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Review of TDCJ-CJAD BIPP guidelines;
2. Cultural competency as a BIPP facilitator;
3. Batterer accountability;
4. Victim/partner contact;
5. A****sment and individual plans including risk a****sment and
non-violence planning;
6. Inappropriate interventions for batterers and other facilitator concerns;
7. Group facilitation of batterers;
8. A****sing and reporting change of the batterer to the referral source;
9. Ethics for BIPP facilitators; and
10. Family violence prevention as a social justice issue.



If I am able to accomplish my evocation goals and train as a BIPP volunteer, I would be working in Amarillo and the surrounding panhandle with the
Texas Council on Family Violence
http://www.tcfv.org/service-directory/battering-intervention-and-pr...
They could help me realize my dream of helping women and children learn how to avoid abuse. They have an online battering intervention and
prevention project.
http://www.tcfv.org/pdf/guidelines.pdf''
I would also be working with many women’s shelters if my project is picked. For complete listing, background and contact
information, please refer to http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=25&uid=104495989597198#!/pages/Battering-Intervention-and-Prevention-Programs-BIPP/104495989597198


And I plan to contribute to existing websites, such as EMERGE, to help keep their information complete and up to date. I have such sites on my darksite


Thank you very much for your time and consideration of my Evokation. I feel that I will succeed in this area because I have been helping people
all of my life. It is my life's work to help people have a better quality of life.
Grace and Peace
Sunny Du Pree

my personal information in the body of my Evokation email.

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Comment by Ternura Rojas on May 18, 2010 at 8:04am
Hi, neat idea of yours. I like it. Maybe you should put your email address at the bottom of the post to make it offcial :-). Good Luck!
Comment by sunnydupree on May 18, 2010 at 8:23am
will do Temura thank you!!!
Comment by Ternura Rojas on May 18, 2010 at 8:28am
Hi again Sunny, if the training costs more than 1000U$D (which I would say it is) it would be a good idea to mention how much you are willing to put form your pocket. I would also write down the implications of becoming a BIPP, I mean how much of your time will you spend doing this? will this have an impact on your current accupation, etc.
Comment by Michele Baron on May 18, 2010 at 8:41am
great start, sunny, and a worthy project. looking forward to viewing again tomorrow. good evoking.
Comment by sunnydupree on May 18, 2010 at 8:56am
I plan to make this my new career
Comment by Ternura Rojas on May 18, 2010 at 11:13am
I think you are really brave Sunnydp, working all the tiem with offenders is not an easy task, it requires a HUGE SOUL like yours, UE Agent, to undertake such mission. I take a bow!
Comment by Samiran Roy on May 18, 2010 at 11:24am
Wow Sunnydupree..
I am amazed that you are so dedicated to your cause
Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 18, 2010 at 3:50pm
:)
Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 18, 2010 at 3:51pm
i am not amazed
grace and peace be with you too shannon
Comment by Michele Baron on May 18, 2010 at 6:43pm
sunny, again following your excellent efforts. sent your messages, and good evoking!! Outreach to stop violence is an excellent, needed project.

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