Our Clinical Counseling Program serves adults and children who have experienced domestic violence at any time in their life.
On average, 2,000 victims receive assistance annually in person and 4,800 over the phone; approximately one in three clients are Hispanic.
Adult Counseling Services:
- support groups
- individual counseling
- crisis intervention
- safety planning
- outreach/ community education / trainings
Children’s Counseling Services
Our children’s program serves children 4-18 years old who have been exposed to domestic violence, adolescents who have directly experienced dating violence, and their non-offending parents/guardians. We educate the community about the effects of domestic violence on children, teach prevention strategies to end domestic violence, and share ways to support children who have experienced violence in their homes.
- Individual counseling
- Support groups
- Art / sand / play / filial therapy
- Safety planning
- Information and referrals
- Community education / trainings
We aim for child witnesses of domestic violence to
- learn that the violence is not their fault,
- know that it is o.k. to talk about the violence and to tell someone if they feel unsafe,
- decrease the sense of isolation,
- decrease anxiety and fear,
- increase the sense of security, and
- decrease self-blame.
Children exposed to domestic violence are at risk of experiencing poor school performance, fear, anxiety, panic, aggression, lack of empathy, withdrawal, guilt, shame, passivity and isolation. Child witnesses are at a higher risk of substance abuse, becoming victims or perpetrators, and suicide.
For more information about our clinical counseling services please call 503.640.5352, bilingual advocates are available (hablamos Espanol).
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