Valerie C. Woodard Center
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Charlotte, NC 28208
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Help, Encouragement and Recognition of Observers of Domestic Violence
Children are the unintentional, often times, forgotten victims of domestic violence.
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Some Effects of Domestic Violence on Children:
At this time, approximately 15 states have already passed legislation that presence of physical violence should affect child custody decisions
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children (PDF)
It is a program for children exposed to domestic violence that...
How can HERO help?
The HERO program provides therapeutic interventions for children ages 5 to 18 who have demonstrated adverse effects from exposure to domestic violence. Interventions include individual and small group counseling addressing the following concerns:
Interventions used include:
Facts About Family Violence:Children exposed to violence can often forgotten or even ignored.Domestic violence can happen in any family, regardless of how much money you make, where you live, the color of your skin, the faith you practice, who you love, or the gender you identify with.
Domestic violence often gets worse, and in some cases results in suicide or homicide.
Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
The impact of exposure to domestic violence can affect a child into adulthood if it is not addressed.
Children who try to prevent a parent from being abused are at a greater risk of being hurt themselves.
The majority of cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. Approximately 75% of domestic violence physical assaults are never reported to law enforcement.
A safe space for a child to work through the impact of exposure to domestic violence can go a long way in helping them heal. Call us to see if we can help: 704-336-3210.
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