Program funded: July 2015 – June 2018
The link between children’s resilience to trauma and a positive parent or parent figure is strong. That is why the YWCA’s Children’s Domestic Violence Program uses in-home counseling and therapy to work on children’s emotional issues and strengthen the non-abusive parent-child relationship. The 10-week program uses educational materials and activities that are age-appropriate for children ages 3-18. Families can begin the program after they have left the abusive partner and they have a safe place to live. The YWCA advocates and counselors provide support to the non-abusive parent or caregiver and children by encouraging family strength and well-being through the development of healthy goals and outcomes.
For more information, visit the program website.
Update in 2018: Due to the closure of the YWCA counseling center, this program has ended.