PHILOSOPHY ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Turning Point s recognizes that domestic
violence and sexual assault are damaging to those individuals and to society as
a whole. The philosophy of Turning Point is that domestic violence and sexual
assault are rooted in a social structure that produces significant inequities in
roles, relationships, resources and power between women, men, and children. It
must be acknowledged that domestic violence education, advocacy and appropriate
intervention are the ultimate goals. All survivors should be provided safety
and must be treated with dignity and respect.
Intervention that blames the survivor and
does not hold the abuser accountable for the violence is ineffective and
inappropriate. Turning Point Ministries shall encourage and advance the
empowerment of survivors and seek social change, which addresses the existing
imbalance of power within violent relationships.
Turning Point believes that to make informed
choices for themselves and their children, survivors should have access to
safety, information about domestic violence, available options and, community
resources. To carry out their decisions, victims of domestic violence may
require support and advocacy that will respect their right to
self-determination. Turning Point is dedicated to the supporting the victim
through these times.
other side Turning Point has entered into its eleventh year and we have helped
over 500 men in that time. We have seen all types of men suffering from some
kind of life controlling problem. We have also seen the transformation that can
be made when they accept Jesus Christ into their hearts. Turning Point has been
conducting Anger Management Group sessions for five years and has seen the
results of transformed minds
Ro 12:2 Do not conform
any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of
your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his
good, pleasing and perfect will.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM
We at Turning Point Ministries understand
that the creation of appropriate programs requires a thorough understanding of
domestic violence dynamics, methods of intervention, proper and safe
alternatives to violence and knowledge of domestic violence laws and legal
Turning Point Ministries Domestic Violence
Program is a faith-based program
Turning Point - Living Free Curriculum.
Founded in 1988 by Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee in response to an invitation by a local
church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to help some members struggling with personal
problems, Turning Point has grown from 38 participants to over 250,000
participants. Dr. Lee has years of experience helping struggling people overcome
problems. He is the founder of two Teen Challenge Centers and Project 714, a
national school-based prevention and intervention program for students.
Turning Point Ministries has been conducting
Anger Management and other related life skill classes since 1999 utilizing the
Turning Point Living-Free curriculum and following the DeLuth domestic violence
intake forms procedures. We have provided these group sessions to hundred’s that
have been Court Ordered hear in the Imperial Valley. Our program is a 52-week
program that is conducted in small groups of 12 or less; the sessions are for
two hours once a week. Our program is provided in English, Spanish and male and
female. We allow a maximum of 3 absences though out the 52-week program which
must be made-up prior receiving a completion.
Facilitator: Mike Johnson
Mr. Mike Johnson founded Turning Point
Ministries in Holtville in 1994 and has conducted numerous interventions here in
the Imperial Valley. Mr. Mike Johnson has a very close working relationship with
the Imperial Valley Judicial system. Mr. Mike Johnson is extremely knowledgeable
of the Living Free Curriculum and received their highest award in September of
this year, “Distinguished Ministry Award” in which there is only one giving per
Mr. Mike Johnson is available 24-7 to take emergency calls.
Facilitators are required to
be certified through the Living-Free training, which will include completion of
the entire Living Free curriculum that will be used in our domestic violence
groups, which consist of 50 hours in-group sessions, and an additional 8 hours
of training on all the domestic violence standards and laws in regards to being
a facilitator. To communicate with the Turning Point staff the progress or lack
of progress of the client, or any other concerns. The Facilitators will
understand all their legal responsibilities in regards to confidentiality to the
client and their responsibilities to inform the victim of any possible danger.
Location of our meetings will be at
450 Cedar in Holtville which is the Turning Point Life Center, there
is handicap parking and is accessible to the disabled and meets all the health
and safety code standards.
The Intake will be held at our Turning Point
Ministries Office at 540 Olive Ave. Holtville. Intake will be provided by
appointment only and could take up two hours to perform. The intake will be
where we will conduct an interview and explain our requirements for
participation in our program, have all the forms and contract signed.
Acceptance/Rejection Policy: The client must
show a willingness to change and seek forgiveness for there actions, show
progress through the program. The client will be terminated from the program if
they have more then three absences, and are subject to dismissal for a dirty
drug or alcohol test. The client will be dismissed for any display of violence
to any staff or other group members. If and whenever the client is dismissed
from our program we will notify the referring party as well as the victim if at
Victim Notification: We will notify the
victim of the enrollment of the client into our program. Notification will be
made by phone by Mr. Mike Johnson; if phone
contact is not possible we will send notification by letter. We will also
inform the victim of the resources available to them, as well encourage them to
attend our group sessions for victims. We also provide baby sitting for the
children while the group sessions are in progress. We at Turning Point
Ministries understand that we cannot force the victim to attend any of our
groups, but we do feel that it can be extremely helpful for them to understand
what the other party is learning in our program.
Reports: Progress will be provided to the clients
as requested by client in writing. Our Progress reports have been constructed so
they could also be E-mailed to the referring party.
the Turning Point - Living Free Curriculum
Few of us have been taught to live with our feelings.
We have been taught to think, but feelings often overwhelm and master the
Christian. This group is designed to help members grow in Christ by encouraging
them to see beyond their struggles to how God is working in their lives. This
guide contains clear explanation of anger, what causes it, and how to recognize
when you are sinning with anger. It also contains beginning steps in managing
anger and methods to help you control anger in marriage and family
relationships. Finally, the guide offers ten steps for preventing anger's
control in one's daily life.
This is a group for the loved-ones of a person held in
the stronghold of a life-controlling problem. In this group people receive
comfort, encouragement, and instruction on how to love and help another person
without being drawn into the person's problem and making it worse. It contains
important self-awareness principles and timely biblical principles aimed at
offering encouragement and strength in God's love. This guide is designed for
the many people who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a
life-controlling problem. It emphasizes the need we all have for each other.
This guide also helps people focus on Christ rather than on the problem.
In years past the 12-steps were one of
the most effective discipline tools ever developed, and in this study they are
presented in an unambiguously Christian framework. This guide offers help to
anyone struggling with a life-controlling problem such as drug addiction,
alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling or workaholism. It supports a person's
desire to maintain a life free of life-controlling problems. It also helps a
person develop roots and steadfastness in Christ so that one can confidently
master the problems faced in daily living.
With its emphasis on developing Christian character it
is a powerful group for those who want to be sure to prevent life-controlling
problems from developing in their lives, as well as for those who need to
overcome a current problem. It enhances people's understanding of themselves and
others, pictures life-controlling problems as a downward spiral that pulls a
person down, then presents the character qualities found in II Peter 1:3-11 as
the path to Christian character. This material helps bond people in meaningful
relationships and helps prepare people for more meaningful relationships in
subsequent small groups, such as Home Groups, Cell Groups and Sunday School
classes. It surfaces people for help who may otherwise never seek help, and it
helps break down the segregation of people in churches, turning "those people"
and "our kind of people" into just "us".
Even though everyone will struggle from time-to-time we
can have confidence that in Christ we are completely free from sin's slavery,
from condemnation, and from fear of failure. This guide helps Christians break
out of the dull routine of a stagnant spiritual life. It explains the message of
salvation as presented in Romans. The study and understanding of Romans has
launched spiritual renewal throughout the history of the Church. Applying the
truths found in Romans will transform any believer into a person eager to follow
This small group study helps us understand conflict and
our response to it. It also helps to see conflict as an opportunity to glorify
God. This study contains methods of self-examination; it includes suggestions
about when and how to confront someone. This study offers a biblical approach to
negotiating and dealing with unreasonable people
This is a powerful tool that can enhance your
small groups and ministry to people dealing with life's issues. These vignettes
are taken directly from the Living Free video series so you know
that they will capture the attention and emotions of those who view them. You
can use these video cuts to:
topics in your Turning Point small groups so that participants will have
increased awareness about life's issues and the power of Christ.
lessons and sermons with personal stories and drama.
people you counsel understand the dynamics of life-controlling problems
The vignette clips
vary in time from twenty seconds to six minutes. With DVD you can go to the
exact vignette you want to view without having to guess where the next clip
Segment 1 - ANYONE CAN
HAVE A PROBLEM (13 vignettes)
Segment 2 - ISSUES AND IDOLS (10 vignettes)
Segment 3 - TRAPS (12 vignettes)
Segment 4 - DENIAL AND DELUSION (11 vignettes)
Segment 5 - FAMILY IMPACT (9 vignettes)
Segment 6 - ENABLING AND CODEPENDENCY (10
Segment 7 - ACCOUNTABILITY (7 vignettes)
Segment 8 - COMMUNICATING THE TRUTH (11
The power of a personal story of God's grace can
be a breakthrough in the life of a hurting person. This Living Free
resource will assist you in being an effective helper.