The L.E.A.F. program provides early intervention group supports for children who have witnessed domestic violence in their home. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional and/or economic. We work with families that have experienced all types of violence/abuse. The purpose of LEAF is to help end the cycle of abuse, foster healthy relationships and keep families safe.
Eligibility: Children, 18 years and younger, who have witnessed abuse in their homes; and mothers 16 years and older, whose children have witnessed abuse.
Topics for Kids’ Groups may include:
- What is abuse?
- Creating a safety plan
- Identifying feelings
- Abuse prevention
- Building self-esteem
- Family Changes
- Anger management
- Conflict resolution
- Dating violence (where appropriate)
A group will also be held for mothers:
- Defining and understanding abuse
- Impact of children witnessing abuse
- Parenting skills
- Healthy child development
- Safety planning for children and adults
- Custody access issues
PLEASE MONITOR OUR WEBSITE FOR PROGRAM START DATE