WITS End Outreach is an interactive advocacy program that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, bullying, addictions, and other victimization that are oppressive. It is the experiential nature of WITS (Walk in Their Shoes) End that allows participants to understand the severe challenges faced by victims or survivors of abuse in any form. This program helps victims, survivors or their family members understand violence and how to overcome the challenges of ill-treatment. We will also guide them to available resources in the triad. Often abusers or victims of abuse are at WITS End before seeking help. We offer educational tools to eliminate barriers and change destructive patterns of behaviors or recognize them before the situation escalates further. DCTS believe that through the shared vision of ending violence in the lives of victims, we can collectively work to develop institutional, individual and cultural changes that are sensitive, open, and caring. Our approach using the Cognitive Behaviors Model will produce positive outcomes for all involved. We firmly opposed any violence in all forms.
DCTS WITS End Outreach Program offers:
One-on-One consultation for Male and Female victims
Placement Assistance with Community Partnerships
Families F1rst is a parenting program in which parents learn how to communicate more effectively with their children. Learning techniques to discipline in positive ways, and to build their kids’ self-esteem. Parents also have the opportunity to share their method of
rapport to help other parents. Care packages are also provided to needy individuals and families when donations allow.
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 in ways that produce optimal parent and child outcomes
· enhance parents’ abilities to support their children’s development.
· Strengthen communication /interaction skills with child (ren)
Target Populations: Males Females, & Children in Abusive Situations,Transitional Stages, Homelessness
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