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Children Exposed

The mission of the Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Program is to prevent and reduce the impact of family violence on children and their families. 

The goals of the Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Program are:

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    • To enhance the safety of children and adults victimized by domestic violence in our communities
    • To educate parents about the harmful effects of exposing children to domestic violence
    • To educate children on nonviolent problem solving approaches and personal safety plans
    • To continue our public awareness and education endeavors about the issue of domestic violence throughout our communities.

The children's component of the Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Program:

The sessions for children are structured as a positive experience that will boost the child's self esteem.  The program is appropriate for ages 5 through 14.  The children will learn:

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    • That family violence is not their fault nor is it their responsibility
    • Age appropriate safety plans
    • Non-violent conflict resolution skills
    • Anger management skills
    • About exploring feelings.

The adult component of the Children Exposed to Domestic Violence  Program:

The purpose of the adult component of the program is to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence by educating the parents/caregivers on how exposure to domestic violence affect their children.  This knowledge will provide a foundation for the individual to choose healthier relationships, which will affect their child's life as well as the parent/child relationship.

Parents Raising Safe Kids is an educational program developed by the American Psychological Association and presented through the ACT Against Violence Program.  Adults will learn:

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    • To help children grow in a way that improves their chances for a safe and productive future
    • To respond more appropriately to children's behaviors with age appropriate effective discipline skills
    • To teach children age appropriate ways to deal with conflicts and anger
    • To protect young children from getting involved in violence
    • And that there are no excuses for family violence

To more information or to register for classes please call the Educational Program Coordinator at

419-228-4357 or 877-228-4357

 

 

 

Our Mission

The mission of Crossroads Crisis Center is to enhance safety for survivors of domestic violence by providing shelter, education, advocacy, and empowerment to individuals and communities. 

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