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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.
Sheltering Placement Assistance
(Domestic Violence & Addiction Treatment Facilities).
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.
Target Populations: Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
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.
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)
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