WITS End Outreach Program [A Walk In Their Shoes] Empowering People in the Community

What is WITS End ?

 WITS  End is an interactive advocacy program that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence  and  substance abuse.    A Walk-In-Their-Shoes (WITS)  program are for persons who  are at or have been at  a  WITS End before seeking help. This program educates & empower participants  on how to overcome  daily challenges. Proving  educational tools to  minimize or  eliminate barriers  before the situation escalates further  that may lead to destructive patterns of behaviors.  

WITS End Outreach

WITS Program Offers:

One-on-One consultation
Sheltering Placement Assistance

(Domestic Violence & Addiction Treatment Facilities). 

Support Groups

Educational: 

  • Empowerment Workshops
  • Life Skills Training
  • Self-esteem Workshops
  • Vocational Readiness Skills
  • Case Management Services
  • Mentorship Program

Families F1rst Parenting

Families F1rst  is a parenting program in which parents of children between 5-17 years of age learn how to communicate more effectively with their children. Learning techniques to discipline,  prepare meals, build their kids’ self-esteem in positive and healthy ways.


Participants may be referred by court, Department of Social Services or drop in. 


Care packages are also provided to  individuals and families when donations Permit.

Goals of WITS End

Target Populations:  Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence 

  • Educate  participants  with making better choices. 
  • Assist with securing future sustainability, 
  • Assist with finding treatment facilities or safe-housing  for victims of domestic violence
  • help clients Gain access to community resources and referrals
  • teach how to be self-sufficient during transition
  • Learn Healthy Parenting  &  Cooking  



Addictions: Triggers and Cravings

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.

Open Communication. Stronger Families.

Families F1rst Parenting

Families F1rst  is a parenting program in which parents of children between 5-17 years of age learn how to communicate more effectively with their children. Learning techniques to discipline,  prepare meals,build their kids’ self-esteem in positive and healthy ways, and to  Parents also have the opportunity to share their method of rapport to help other parents and learn how to prepare healthy   DCTS offers Families F1rst Program for all programming.

Families F1rst  classes are for 6-weeks.   Participants may be referred by court,Department of Social Services or drop in. 

Target Population: Parents with Children ranging from age  5 -17 years old

Goals of the Families F1rst Program:

· provide support and information in ways that help parents become more capable and competent

· ensuring family choice regarding intervention options

· provide necessary resources and supports for parents to care for their children 

-Teach positive ways of eating and preparing meals 

· enhance parents’ abilities to support their children’s development.

· Strengthen communication /interaction skills with child (ren)

About WITS End Outreach No Human Being Deserve to Be Physically or Verbally Abused

Emotional Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

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 Violence Informational Center

How Domestic Abuse is Defined?

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 ).

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Help for Domestic Violence Victims

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

Wits End Brochure

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