The impact of domestic abuse on survivors and their children can be widespread. JBWS strives to reduce risk factors connected to childhood exposure to domestic violence and to break the inter-generational cycle of abuse. The Children’s Program offers services within the residential settings as well as in the community.
We help these children heal, build coping skills, express feelings appropriately, improve conflict resolution skills and understand healthy relationships. And, of course, we give the children the opportunity to tell their own story.
We use age-appropriate methods to let the children express themselves. Supportive counseling services are offered which may incorporate creative arts, music and play. Additionally, we offer a trauma specific counseling program which is focused on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy modality.
Services are applied in a safe setting to individuals, families and age appropriate groups.
If you are concerned about a child and would like to learn more about the effects of abuse on children, please call the helpline for assistance.