3-INTERCONNECTED PROGRAMS WITH 3-FOLDED GOALS
Emergency Domestic Violence Placement is Not Guaranteed. In partnership with several agencies. DCTS will assist with finding a safe location by providing referrals to known organizations,
WITS End is an interactive advocacy program that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, or other forms of oppression. A Walk-In-Their-Shoes (WITS) program is for persons who have been at a WITS End before seeking help. This program educates & empowers participants on how to overcome daily challenges dealing with the unknown of their crisis—providing educational tools to minimize or eliminate barriers before the situation escalates further.
Take Ahhh Load Off (TALO) is a community outreach program for participants experiencing various forms of cancer (e.g., Breast, Brain Bone). Care packages are provided to individuals to assist in easing their load. For more information email Program Coordinator TALO@DCTSinc.org
Families F1rst is is a community awareness program in which DCTS work with families one -on- one to becoming self-sufficient. We teach money management, self-care, and assist with finding community resources to help overcome barriers that hinder growth. Care packages are also provided to individuals and families when donations Permit.
Target Populations: Individuals or Families
Triggers and Cravings (Part 1): Introductory and Maintenance Phases of Addiction (This video i first published in 2012, introduces information about the concept of the disease of addiction, the changes to the brain of a person who abuses substances, and the physical and psychological reactions when substance abuse stops. It explains cravings, why they occur, and ways they can be handled.
Abuse is abuse regardless of what form it is delivered. Emotional abuse can happen to anyone at any time in their lives. Children, teens and adults all experience emotional abuse. And emotional abuse can have devastating consequences on relationships and all those involved. Just because there is no physical mark doesn't mean the abuse isn't real and isn't a problem or even a crime in some countries. (HealthyPlace)
Domestic abuse is any act in which an individual uses deliberate intimidation, physical assault,battery, sexual assault, and/or other destructive and abusive behaviors as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Included among the acts are physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic abuse can and may vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic abuse is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other. Domestic abuse is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior that is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic abuse can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic abuse can cross generations and last a lifetime. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ).
The forensic nursing program at Cone Health now collects evidence of domestic violence. The evidence can be confidentially collected and kept until the person giving the evidence it. The hope is that the evidence can be used to obtain restraining orders or even be used in criminal trials. If you have questions about the Cone Health Forensic Nurse Domestic Violence program should call 336- 832-2966