Domestic Violence Counseling
Counselor/Advocates interview callers, assess needs and review options with victims. They do not tell the client what to do, but educate them about abuse, its repercussions, and the impact on their children. Counselor/Advocates refer clients to other Interval House and community services as needed.
- The Counselor/Advocate help clients with developing an individual safety plan
- Safety planning is based on the belief the victim knows the abuser and situation better than anyone
- The victim is always safety planning and is constantly changing their plan in response to the abuser’s behavior.