Central Coast Violence Intervention Programs

Central Coast Violence Intervention Programs (CC VIP)

The Central Coast Violence Intervention Program (CC VIP) was a Certified Batterer Intervention Program and counseling office founded in San Luis Obispo county California in 1999 when Julie was asked to assume responsibility for the existing women’s groups. While the groups are designed to meet the needs of those mandated to domestic violence programs, others who wish to participate voluntarily are encouraged to see how they, too, might benefit from membership as other voluntary members have. These groups are no longer only for mandated people. Those with mandatory attendance requirements may attend. To receive credit, please confirm with your appropriate individuals or agencies.

CC VIP’s overall mission is to reduce suffering and increase the safety of those who have been affected by domestic violence. Therefore, anyone affected by interpersonal violence in any way is the focus of our intervention. We also treat people who have concerns about hurting others or who have hurt others through violence, the threat of violence, and other unique forms of abuse or neglect.

People who have hurt others through unkind behaviors such as abuse or neglect can also suffer from the memories related to those acts, and the negative effects those behaviors may have had upon others and their relationships. We may be able to help you help relieve the burden your actions have caused others and yourself.

CC VIP offers specific services for children and adults affected by childhood by neglect or abuse, and by other interpersonal offenses such as war, natural disasters, and grief and loss, and harm by authority.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop in people who have been exposed to traumatic events such as accidents, natural disasters, loss, and interpersonal offenses such as domestic violence and rape. Whenever is possible and appropriate, we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help our clients more quickly move through their therapy process.

We also provide therapy for concerns related to anxiety, grief and loss, depression, trauma and neglect, life transitions, men’s issues, women’s issues, marital and couple conflicts, parenting and family issues, nightmares, trouble getting along, or finding one’s way.

Groups are held at both locations.

Please call 805 544-2273.

I look forward to hearing from you.

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”

Jean Jacques Rousseau 1712 – 1778