Domestic Violence services utilize Anderson and Anderson’s “A Ray of Hope” workbook created for those who are ordered by the court to attend a domestic violence program. We accept self referrals as well as court ordered referrals in our Domestic Violence groups. Participants will learn invaluable information regarding the following:
- Anger management
- Communication patterns
- Different kinds of abuse cycles
- Coping skills
Groups are designed to move a person from patterns of abuse and violence to lives of health and stability. These psychoeducational groups provide concrete techniques and examples of ways in which to analyze and change ingrained cycles of abuse including verbal, physical and economic. The workbook and group leaders will use lessons that explore how and why destructive cycles develop and ways to stop such cycles by replacing old methods of coping.
Due to dynamics that are often present in abusive relationships, we recommend that any woman who has been a victim of domestic violence also try our Seeking Safety group. This group will not suffice as completion of court ordered Domestic Violence sessions, but serves as an additional support for women interested in creating healthy relationships.