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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:


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
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
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.
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 sunnydupree on May 19, 2010 at 12:09am
Thank you all you inspire me to be better
Comment by Peggie Scott on May 19, 2010 at 6:57pm
Hi Sunny, This is you! I have no doubt that you will succeed, with or without the UE funding.

It's late in the game but I had a little trouble identifying the four essential elements. The place (Amarillo and surounds) is buried towards the end of the proposal. You could just add it to the end of your first paragraph: "... help stop the cycle of violence here in Amarillo and the surrounding communities, as well as on-line".

Your first paragraph states The Challenge quite clearly. I might rearrange the wording just a bit to hit your purpose a little harder. "I touch many lives in real life, and hope to exponentially increase my ability to assist and inspire those who are abused, and to help stop the cycle of violence. I know that, through on-line research, I can be an effective counsellor/trainer.

Your last paragraph is strong, confident and to the point. And states why you will succeed. The bulk of your proposal says how you will succeed. Do you now have a working relationship with any of the organizations you mention? Do you have experience in this field (professional or personal - not, have you been battered, but have you befriended a neighbor and seen her begin to build confidence through your support?)

The Money: You need to state clearly what you will spend the money for. Don't risk not being chosen by leaving this out.

Good luck to you,
Comment by Peggie Scott on May 19, 2010 at 7:02pm
By the way, please don't let my annoying habit of speaking with the voice of authority fool you into believing that I know what I'm talking about. It's all just opinion. What you have is good. And it's consistent with what we know of you through your blogs.
Comment by Paul Holze on May 19, 2010 at 8:31pm
Best of luck!
Comment by sunnydupree on May 19, 2010 at 9:20pm
Thank you Peggy for your help and Thank you Michele for reading and editiing my evokation as well as the suggestion to make a darksite for this evokation!!! Urgent Evoke Agents are the bomb!!!!
Comment by Martin Dyer on May 19, 2010 at 9:38pm
love it :)
Comment by sunnydupree on May 20, 2010 at 3:32am
Got my email saying they recieved my evokation. thank you to all who encouraged me!!! grace and peace sunnydupree
Comment by elizabeth bonsignore on May 20, 2010 at 11:05am
Great work (as usual =) This is a much-needed, and inspiring service!
Comment by Michele Baron on May 20, 2010 at 1:58pm
like the darksite link too sunny!! good evoking


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