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Sisters Seeking Change is a NEW program that just started in February 2018 that’s focused on helping African American domestic violence survivors. This is an open 8-week long support group that provides childcare free of charge. Over the course of the 8 weeks we will talk about several topics that are relevant to domestic violence such as safety planning, establishing healthy relationships in the future, setting boundaries and the barriers that African Americans face when dealing with DV. This group also stands out from the other groups because it features guest speakers and activities for the purpose of providing skills in a variety of ways.
Stepping Stones uses a psycho-educational family intervention model to address the potential risks and impacts of domestic violence on the family. The intended outcomes of the program are to increase parenting skills, address both parents’ and children’s coping abilities and safety planning skills, and decrease the effects of post-violence stress. Eight weekly sessions will be held with the non-offending parent and their children. Stepping Stones is for children ages 6-11 years old and their parents, who have been exposed to domestic violence. Call Our Sisters House at 253-383-4275 to see if Stepping Stones is right for you and your child.
The New Directions Program is an interactive family violence prevention program that provides support for youth and their families who have experienced teen-initiated domestic violence. The program follows a specifically designed curriculum that focuses on the issues of anger management, conflict resolution, effective communication, and family management