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Children's Support

Programs & Services

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center provides services to children who have experienced violence in the home.

Children's Support Group is a project of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc. 
All Services are free to children and their families.

Witnessing and experiencing abuse has many negative effects on children, including:

Behavioral:

  • Inability to express, share or deal with feelings
  • Behavioral problems
  • Unexplained, abrupt changes in behavior

Relationships:

  • Difficulties in peer and adult relationships
  • Sibling rivalry 

Self-Image:

  • Poor Social Skills 
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Lack of Self-Confidence
  • Powerlessness and Shame
  • Hopelessness and Helplessness

DVCC's Support Services for ages 4-17:

  • Weekly Support Group: A confidential setting where children can talk and be listened to, and provide information to help children make changes in behavior and improve self-image and confidence. 
  • Prevention of abuse through education, activities, and protection planning.
  • Weekly Children's Activities to help children become more relaxed and comfortable, promote a positive atmosphere, and strengthen self-esteem.
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