Turning Point Program
The Turning Point Program is an intimate partner violence (IPV) intervention /counseling 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 14 to 16 weekly, three hour sessions. Groups are generally held in the evenings at no cost.
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
- respectful communication
- problem solving
- self care
- managing stress and developing an interpersonal/self control plan
How do I apply for the program?
Turning Point is a community based program, therefore self referrals are accepted. Agencies making referrals to Turning Point must complete a referral form.
All referrals are assessed by the Turning Point Coordinator prior to program entry in order to determine program readiness and compatibility. Turning Point is offered throughout the Province at varying times throughout the year.
Please note, men who have charges before the court relating to IPV are generally assessed after the court process.
Who can I contact for more information?
Turning Point Coordinator
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Tel: (902) 368-6392 or (902) 569-7613