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Jersey Battered Women's Service Inc. in Morris County, NJ is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children's services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers' intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.
Healing the Hurt
JBWS ADDS TRAUMA-FOCUSED COUNSELING TO ITS LIST OF
SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
An 11-year-old girl staying in the safe house drew a picture of what safety means to her. She chose a tree because it protects all the animals inside and provides shelter for anyone sitting underneath.
The emerging research on the negative effects of exposure to family violence by children has sparked a new partnership between JBWS and the Family Intervention Services (FIS) to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children at JBWS and its new Morris Family Justice Center.
Known as TF-CBT, the new therapy service is being provided to children ages 3 - 18 in English and Spanish and includes family sessions with the non-offending parent to help them talk about the trauma.
A recent 12-year-old graduate of the program espressed that, "Relationships need to be honest and love needs to be shown with words and actions."
Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the NJ Department of Children and Families. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact JBWS at 973-829-4050 Ext. 400.
The Hidden Problem in Your Caseload:
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
Behavioral Health Education
& Networking Series
Join us Wednesday, Sept. 20th for
IPV IN YOUR
Celebrating 40 Years of Service!
2016 Annual Report
“We set out to change the world,” remembers Candy O’Donel-Browne, one of JBWS' founders. “We will never know which of our clients would have died without us, though certainly, some would have. Maybe in the eyes of the survivors and their families, we have changed the world.”
Read more about our 40-year history and celebrate our community impact today in our 2016 Annual Report.
For details of our services, hours of operation, contact information, and brochures/posters in Spanish, Hindi and Gujarati go to morrisfjc.org.
STORIES OF HOPE & SURVIVAL
From Darkness to Light, the story of
JBWS and the people we serve.
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