Children and TeensChildren are always affected by the abuse they witness
Children are always affected by the abuse they witness. Witnessing abuse can make children feel like it’s their fault or they should have protected their mother or father. When a child witnesses abuse it can lead to stress and unwanted behavior change such as decrease in appetite, headaches, nightmares, anger issues, anxiety crying and whining, etc. Statistics show that children who witness or experience domestic violence are more likely to become batterers or victims as adults. Children can attend weekly groups and participate in age-appropriate activities that address self esteem and safety planning.
- Art & Music Therapy
- Domestic violence education
- Legal advocacy in the family courts
- Referrals to community and government agencies
- Information on healthy relationships, parenting & victim rights