This presentation guides professionals and other community members in best approaches for supporting recovery for those who have been exposed to violence at home. Initial topics include building safety, assessing the impact on the family, assessing the impact on the parent-child relationship, and assessing the impact on family functioning. Next, we examine ways to help the family heal emotionally through processing their experiences verbally, using expressive therapies, and using group counseling. The importance of empowerment work with children is examined, with an emphasis on values education, development of critical-thinking skills, and children’s participation in safety planning.
The presentation is intended for professionals and clergy.
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