Legal Advocacy: The Family Crisis Center has advocates specially trained to assist victims of domestic violence navigate the process of obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. Our Legal Advocates can assist you in obtaining a temporary restraining order (TRO) to protect you, your children and even your pets.
We can accompany you to court and help you navigate the civil court system.
Advocates are also available to accompany you within the criminal justice system when a domestic violence crime has been committed against you. also provide court accompaniment as a support person.
Parenting: Healthy parenting skills are important in building and maintaining healthy families.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family- centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors. The Nurturing Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years.
Domestic Violence 101 Seeking Safety (Domestic Violence support group)
The key principles of Seeking Safety are as follows:
- Safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking,
behavior, and emotions).
- Integrated treatment (working on both trauma and substance abuse at the same time)
- A focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both trauma and substance abuse
- Four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, case management
- Attention to clinician processes (clinicians’ emotional responses, self-care, etc/)
Anger Management is a 14 week program which gives participants the opportunity to learn to manage anger, stop violence or the threat of violence, develop self control over thoughts and actions and receive support and feedback from others.
Batterers Intervention Program is a 52 week program for court ordered clients aimed at eliminating violence in the home. Bilingual classes are designed to focus on anger management and the development of positive communication skills. Participants pay a fee for each session. Fees may vary and are the clients sole responsibility.
Child Abuse Intervention and Prevention is a 52 week session curriculum that is designed to eliminate abusive behavior and prevent further incidents by developing alternative skills in dealing with anger, stress and family conflicts. Child Abuse Intervention and Prevention also enhances communication and coping skills to improve marital and family relations.
2 hour Domestic Violence Awareness Session
This is a 2 hour DV awareness session for clients that wish to remove or make modifications to existing TRO. Certificate and letter will be provided upon completion to be provided to court. This is a fee service and is scheduled by appointment only.