A Guidebook of Resources for Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs in Texas to Mitigate Risk Factors Which Increase the Likelihood of Participant Drop Out




Helton, Peggy

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The purpose of this guidebook is to twofold. The first purpose is to give providers who work in Texas Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs information on risk factors which increase the likelihood participants will drop out of treatment. The second purpose is to provide strategies and resources which may mitigate these risk factors. Providers can use this guidebook to refer batterers to local community organizations or social services agencies. For risk factors which cannot be addressed with a referral to an organization or service, resources are included where providers can find additional information on strategies which may assist them in retaining participants in treatment. The guidebook is organization by the following categories of risk factors: Unstable Lifestyles; Mental Health Issues; Weak Motivation and Commitment and Demographic Factors.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2011.


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Helton, P. (2011). A guidebook of resources for battering intervention and prevention programs in Texas to mitigate risk factors which increase the likelihood of participant drop out. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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