Our Program is a provincially approved Partner Assault Response (PAR) program for clients who want to help end their violent, abusive and controlling behaviours. Groups run for 12 weeks.
PAR is offered for men in a group format, although some participants in the program may be offered individual counselling.
Women in the PAR program usually receive individual and group counselling, due to lower referral numbers. Groups are co-facilitated by a male and female team.
Les programmes d’intervention auprès des partenaires violents (PIPV), qui font partie intégrante du Programme de tribunaux pour l’instruction des causes de violence conjugale de l’Ontario, sont des services spécialisés de counseling et d’éducation offerts par des organismes communautaires à des personnes ayant agressé leurs partenaires. Certains contrevenants reçoivent l’ordre de participer au Programme IPV du tribunal. Les programmes IPV visent à améliorer la sécurité de la victime et à encourager les contrevenants à assumer la responsabilité de leur conduite. Le programme donne aux contrevenants la possibilité d’analyser leurs croyances et leurs attitudes à l’égard de la violence familiale, et d’apprendre des méthodes non abusives de résolution des conflits. Pendant qu’un contrevenant participe au PIPV, le personnel offre à la victime de l’aider à planifier sa sécurité, l’oriente vers des ressources communautaires et l’informe des progrès réalisés par le contrevenant.
PAR is usually offered to men in a group format. Some participants in the program may be offered individual counselling. Groups are managed by a male and female team.
Our five multicultural groups take place in Brampton on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and in Orangeville on Wednesday evenings. These groups take place in English. We are also assisted by cultural translators when clients are more comfortable in another language.
Our South Asian PAR group was started with India Rainbow Community Services. The group takes place on Tuesday evenings and takes place in three languages at the same time (Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu). The program makes use of culturally relevant materials and media to understand violence in intimate relationships.
Our Female PAR group is offered in Brampton on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Evening group will be created soon. The program makes use of culturally relevant materials and media to understand violence in intimate relationships.
In keeping with the Provincial PAR program standards our PAR group program aims to enhance safety for victims of violence and to assist in holding perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions. Clients who are unwilling to acknowledge that their own actions are responsible for them being at a PAR program will be offered individual counselling through the agency’s general counselling services. This will help prepare them to enter the PAR program. These sessions are offered independent of a PAR enrolment and will not assist participants to fulfill probation or bail conditions related to domestic violence offenses.
This session helps to determine whether the PAR program is suitable and if other services may be required. A participant must complete an intake session to register for the program. These take place on Mondays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at our Brampton location. No appointment necessary. Please bring court/probation papers to session.
A client may be ordered into the program by the legal system. A mandating agency will be provided with letters of confirmation, completion and/or enrollment withdrawal. There is a fee for services. A sliding fee scale based on income is available. Cultural Interpreters are available at no cost. To join a group or make a referral call the Central Intake Line: 905.450.1608 X 112
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Partner Contact works in collaboration with the Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program. When an individual enrolls in the PAR program, counsellors in Partner Contact will contact the past and/or current partner of the PAR participant. The purpose of this contact is to offer support, information and referrals to community resources. Partner Contact can help clients:
Partner Contact counselling typically maintains monthly telephone contact and support to clients of the program. Telephone conversations may take place more frequently if there is an identified safety concern. To assist providing an effective and helpful experience for our clients, Partner Contact staff represents a variety of cultural backgrounds. Interpreters are also available. Partner Contact Program: 905.450-1608 ext 165