Turning Point Program
The Turning Point Program is an intimate partner violence (IPV) intervention/counselling program for men who want to stop their abusive/controlling behaviours in their intimate relationships with female partners.
How long is the program?
Turning Point is primarily a group program consisting of 12 to 14 weekly, three hour sessions.
Is there a fee for this program?
There is no fee.
What is covered in the program?
Program components include:
- what is abuse
- various forms of abuse
- power imbalances
- patterns of partner violence
- managing intense emotions
- impact of violence on children and female partners
- violence and substance use
- values and attitudes
- respectful communication
- problem solving
- self care
- managing stress and developing an interpersonal/self solution plan
What is the referral process?
Turning Point is a community based program, therefore self referrals are accepted. Agencies making referrals to Turning Point must complete a referral form.
Referrals are assessed prior to program entry to determine program readiness and compatibility. Turning Point is offered throughout the Province at various times throughout the year.
Please note, men who have charges before the court relating to IPV are generally assessed after the court process is completed.
Who can I contact for more information?
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Tel: (902) 569-7684