RESPECT Group

Respect

The RESPECT Program, founded in 1995, is a counseling/educational program for domestic offenders offered by Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc. Participants are individuals who are court-mandated following a domestic offense, or who voluntarily identify themselves as having a problem with being physically, verbally, or emotionally abusive to their domestic partner.

Goals

  • To end abusive relationship patterns.
  • To handle feelings in a constructive manner.
  • To promote safety, equality and cooperation in relationships.

Approach:

Education and group discussion is utilized to assist the individual in changing attitudes and beliefs that contribute to the problem. Participants will learn and practice respectful, non-violent ways to communicate needs and resolve conflict.

Program Requirements:

  1. Willingness to accept responsibility for your actions.
  2. Desire to practice non-violence in your relationship(s).
  3. Complete an assessment with one of the group facilitators.
  4. Make a commitment to stop any form of violence or abuse.
  5. Obey existing court orders.
  6. Complete 26 group sessions at Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc.

Fee:

There is a $60 fee for the initial assessment. If admitted to the program, you will be charged a weekly fee of $25. Payment is expected each week. Note: Insurance and Medicaid are not accepted for RESPECT, as it is primarily an education program.

Program Procedures:

Admission to the program is on a continuous basis. Each group will be 1 1/2 hours in length. Regular attendance is required. Period reports and notification of completion will be made to the referral source. Contact CCS to make an appointment for an initial assessment.