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What is BCIC? Programs & Services Admission Criterion
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  • A place where the abused feel safe and protected
  • A facility owned and managed by the Provincial Government of Bohol in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Women and children are protected, aware of their rights, and empowered, living in a safe and gender-fair environment.

Strengthen the clients’ capacity for self-direction through protective and rehabilitative services in collaboration with stakeholders.

The center commits to provide a nurturing
haven and care to abuse women and children through comprehensive and integrated support services.

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  • To provide direct services, including temporary shelter, residential care, food, clothing, and other needs.
  • To provide crisis interventions, such as medical, psychological, legal, and social services.
  • To build the capacities of abused women and children through formal and non-formal education, life skills education, and livelihood training.
  • To provide counseling to enable clients to make informed decisions regarding their situation.
  • To facilitate access to other available resources for clients.

Residential Care
To promote wellness and growth through the provision of a homely, safe, and secure environment.

Education/Formal & Non Formal
To provide abuse survivors with formal and non-formal education in order for them to become productive, self-reliant and responsible citizens.

Therapy and Counseling
To provide multi-disciplinary and
effective therapeutic interventions that enable the women & children to recuperate from the abuse & enhance their ability to cope and function
adequately, capable of achieving a sense of unity & meaning in their lives.

Livelihood Program
To help abuse survivors become self-sufficient by equipping them with relevant skills training and

Support Services:

1.Legal Assistance
2. Medical/Dental services
3. Psychological Evaluation
4. After Care services
5. Advocacy

The target clientele are those children and women survivors of violence and all forms of abuse and exploitation under the ff: case categories:
1. Sexual violence-refers to an act that is sexual in nature, committed against a woman or child. It includes, but not limited to:
a. Rape, sexual harassment, acts of lasciviousness, treating a woman or her child as a sex object, making demeaning & sexually suggestive remarks, physically attacking the sexual parts of the victim’s body, forcing her/him to watch obscene publications and indecent acts and/or make films thereof, forcing the wife & mistress/lover to live in the conjugal home or sleep together in the same room with the abuser
b. Acts causing or attempting to cause the victim to engage in any sexual activity by force, threat of force, physical or other harm or threat of physical or other form of coercion
c. Prostituting the woman or her child
d. Incest– occurs when the victim is under 18 years old and the offender is a parent, ascendant, step-parent, guardian, relative by consanguinity or affinity, within the 3rd civil degree, or the common law spouse of the parent of the victim
e. Rape-refers to a crime that is either committed
By a man who shall have carnal knowledge of a woman under different circumstances; committed by any person who, under any circumstances shall commit an act of sexual assault
f. lascivious conduct-refers to the act of making physical contact with the body of another person for sexual gratification, or without intention of sexual intercourse
2. Physical violence-refers to acts that include bodily or physical harm
3. Emotional/Psychological/Social Abuse-this refers to acts or omissions causing or likely to cause mental or emotional suffering of the victim such as, but not limited to, intimidation, harassment, stalking, damage to property, public ridicule or humiliation, repeated verbal abuse and marital infidelity.
4. Trafficking in Persons-refers to the recruitment, transportation, transfer or harboring, or receipt of persons with or w/out the victim’s consent or knowledge, within or across national borders by means of threats, coercion, abduction, etc.
5. Economic Abuse– refers to deprivation of financial resources