Victims of domestic abuse can visit our Adult Counselor to learn how to cope with the emotional trauma that’s often left behind even after they’ve left an abusive relationship. Abuse victims, still in the abusive environment, can get help with building up their self-esteem and recognizing abuse in their relationship through therapy. This is a FREE service provided for adults that stay in the shelter and is also available to residents within our community.
Child counseling is offered to children who have experienced some form of trauma to address through counseling practices sensitive to the child’s needs.
- Emotional state
- Developmental level
- Language and cognitive skills
- Identify, build, strengthen, coordinate network in order to foster long-term healing and recovery
In 2013-2014 Beyond Violence counseled 408 children and teens.
The average prevalence of dating violence for high school students is 22%
- Teen violence affects 1 in 3 teens, higher than adult domestic abuse.
- Is perpetrated by a lack of experience, desire for independence and reliance on support from inexperienced peers.
- Involves a pattern of coercive, manipulative behavior.
- Can contribute to interpersonal violence in adulthood
The prevention of dating violence requires a collaborative, integrated approach using education and preventative programs.