Families Forward Fall 2021
Families Forward supports women and their children who have experienced domestic or family violence within the past two years. This program helps participants learn about the impact of trauma, build coping skills and explore trauma-related emotions.
The program consists of two groups that meet at the same time—one for mothers and the other for children ages 4-12. Families Forward group meets once a week for 10 consecutive weeks.
If you are a mother who has experienced domestic violence, this group is helpful in exploring how trauma impacts parenting, how to parent while under stress and how to recognize a trauma response in your children. You will explore the complex feelings surrounding the violence you have
experienced, learn to create safety plans, develop coping skills and plan for your future.
For Children Ages 4-12
Children of moms attending the mothers’ group can participate in a children’s group. This group addresses identifying complicated emotions, creating developmentally appropriate safety plans, interacting with family members/others and building conflict resolution skills.
For more information or to register, contact:
Alicen Hauck, Mental Health Crisis Therapist
Alicen.Hauck@chssd.org | 605.330.7385
The Families Forward program is offered free of charge through a partnership between Children’s Inn and The Compass Center.