The Center is leading the way with new and innovated programming aimed at ending domestic violence.
Children’s exposure to domestic violence has a significant negative impact on the child’s emotional, social and cognitive health and development such as:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Increased somatic complaints (headaches, stomachaches)
- Decreased achievement in school
- Distrust of the caretaking parent
- Normalizing of violent behavior and power-over relationships
Our Second Generation Project (SGP) serves children from violent homes and their non-abusing parent. Children come to the program with many after effects from their trauma. Through the group they learn to talk about their experiences and cope in a healthy way.
This peer-reviewed program, launched in November 2012, is the first of its kind nationwide. Kids in the program often achieve at least:
A 32% reduction in PTSD symptoms &
A 42% reduction in general symptomology
In a healing environment, children will:
- Learn how to talk about their experience
- Develop positive coping skills
- Meet other children with similar experiences
- and participate in group activities that foster growth and development
For more information on this groundbreaking program, please call our office at (530) 626-1450 or (916) 939-4464.