KidSide Newsletter August 2023

What Are The Differences Between The Anger Management Program and The Batterers’ Intervention Program?

Written by Judge Eleane Sosa-Bruzón |

The Anger Management Program and the Batterers’ Intervention Program are two very different approaches to addressing issues of anger and violence. The goal of both treatment programs is to reduce the potential for violence, however, they do so in very different ways.

Before we begin to discuss the differences between an Anger Management Program and the Batters Intervention Program, it is important to understand the definition of domestic violence.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.

Description of Anger Management Program

Anger management focuses on teaching individuals to recognize their “anger triggers”.  Its focus is to teach effective methods to manage an individual’s emotions so they may reduce the possibility of an outburst.  Those who participate in anger management treatment groups are usually those individuals who have a momentary outburst of anger with anyone, anywhere about anything.  The manner of expressing anger can be directed both inward and outward.  These programs can range anywhere from 4-12 weeks and are often conducted in a group setting, zoom or similar platform.  In Florida, the anger management program is 10 weeks long.

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Dispelling Common Myths Relating to Intimate Partner Violence: Suggested Solutions for Family Court Stakeholders

Written by Isabel Perez-Morina, Ph.D. |

The purpose of this article is to inform and engage family court stakeholders on handling cases involving intimate partner violence. There is a considerable amount of literature that suggests that victims of intimate partner violence are at a disadvantage in family court for several reasons. Many articles have been written about how common strategies used re-victimize non-offending caregivers. While this can be true in some cases, this article is not meant to undermine the family court system and those that navigate it, but rather to present a perspective that leads to a shared framework and language promoting individual safety, healing, and well-being.


The World Health Organization defines intimate partner violence as “behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm, including acts of physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviors.”[1] This same source notes the median lifetime prevalence of physical abuse in the United States as 26%. Psychological abuse by contrast is much higher at 34%. These issues, however, are prevalent in over half of all divorce cases. To ensure the safety of all parties, it is necessary to all stakeholders to be properly trained and knowledgeable on these issues.

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Honoring Andrea Steinacker

Get your tickets to our Havana Nights Nostalgia celebration as we honor Andrea Steinacker with the Maxine Cohen Lando Award. Tickets to this event are selling fast so secure your spot before we sell out.

The Maxine Cohen Lando Award is presented to Andrea Steinacker as a culmination of her hard work and dedication to KidSide and the South Florida community. We are thrilled to honor Andi and her accomplishments and we hope you will join us in celebration.

Join us for Havana Nights Nostalgia on Tuesday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30pm at 601 Miami (Kaseya Center).

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    Parent Testimonial

The testimonial below is from an anonymous patient who received therapy sessions paid for by KidSide: 

I was very pleased with the outstanding therapeutic services offered to not just myself but my child as well.

When the services were done my child was so sad. My child felt very comfortable with the therapist and how they would just listen to her. As the mother, our therapist was able to not just help my child but to help guide me in a positive direction. He would often use bullet points to guide me along the way.
I am eternally grateful for the therapeutic services funded by Kidside. Professionalism, expertise, and dedication have made a very positive influence on not just me as a mother but my child as well. I would give the service received a 20 out of 10.

   Services Funded By KidSide In July


So far this year KidSide has funded approximately 900 services.

     KidSide Partners Honored

On behalf of everyone at KidSide, we congratulate KidSide partners, Sandy Fox, Dori Foster Morales, Marck K. Joseph, Max Leinoff, Paul Leinoff, and Richard J. Preira for their recognition by The Best Lawyers in America for their high caliber work in the practice areas of Family Law and Family Law Mediation. 

Thank you for serving our community with excellence and your continued support of KidSide.

 Welcome To Our Newest Partner

Welcome to our new KidSide bronze partner, Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers. Thank you for choosing to support KidSide.


Renewing KidSide Partners

Thank you to these bronze partners who have renewed their partnership with KidSide for another year, Abramowitz & AssociatesLeinoff & Lemos P.A.Orshan Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, and Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Your continued support is greatly appreciated by KidSide.


 Thank You KidSide Partner


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