Children’s Program

Program Goals

We work with children to break the cycle of violence, to learn safety strategies, and to heal from the trauma of abuse. Our goals:

  • help children break the silence about the violence in their lives
  • educate children about healthy and safe relationships
  • empower children with safety strategies
  • help children overcome and/or reverse delays in social, physical and cognitive skills
  • help children learn to express themselves in non-violent ways at home and in school
  • help children learn cooperation and teamwork skills
  • offer children a safe environment in which to express their fears
  • help children break the inter-generational cycle of abuse.

Children’s Program Methodologies

We use the following methodologies to achieve our goals:

  • safety planning
  • individual counseling
  • support groups
  • creative arts and play therapy
  • parent support and empowerment
  • recreational activities
  • child development, and
  • educational skills building

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt Teen Program

Our teen dating abuse awareness and prevention program, which includes our award-winning peer leadership component, STAR (Students Talking About Relationships), empowers young people with the skills to recognize a healthy relationship and the strategies to help those at risk from an abusive relationship.

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