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WCHHS - Social Work and Human Services

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Jennifer Wade-Berg

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Children Coping With Domestic Violence

According to the national domestic violence hotline (2020), domestic violence “(also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship” (National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2020). Domestic Violence is everywhere and unfortunately does not discriminate. Cherokee Family Violence Center is a nonprofit organization working towards ending domestic violence. Their mission is “to enhance the safety of those impacted by intimate partner violence through services that empower victims while advocating for a community standard of zero tolerance for violence in the home” (Cherokee Family Violence Center, 2020). The Emergency Shelter Director is looking to implement a new program to help children cope with the trauma that they have experienced as a result of domestic violence. Child advocates will meet with the children and implement activities that help with anger management and coping skills. The overall goal of this program is to assist children living in the Emergency Shelter cope with their current and past trauma caused by domestic violence. In order to achieve this goal, qualitative and quantitative data is gathered through interviews and questionnaires in order to establish a multi-disciplinary approach to children that have been affected by domestic violence. Through these questionnaires, the parents will be able to give an accurate description of how the child is responding to the program and how effective the child’s coping mechanisms are as a result of participating in the program. Through this program design, overall support, coping mechanisms, structure, health, and self-esteem will be enhanced and drastically improved.

Keywords: Domestic violence, trauma

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Reference

Cherokee Family Violence Center. (2020). Retrieved September 16, 2020, from https://cfvc.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline (2020). Understand Relationship Abuse.www.thehotline.org/identify-abuse/understand-relationship-abuse/.

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Children Coping with Domestic Violence

Children Coping With Domestic Violence

According to the national domestic violence hotline (2020), domestic violence “(also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship” (National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2020). Domestic Violence is everywhere and unfortunately does not discriminate. Cherokee Family Violence Center is a nonprofit organization working towards ending domestic violence. Their mission is “to enhance the safety of those impacted by intimate partner violence through services that empower victims while advocating for a community standard of zero tolerance for violence in the home” (Cherokee Family Violence Center, 2020). The Emergency Shelter Director is looking to implement a new program to help children cope with the trauma that they have experienced as a result of domestic violence. Child advocates will meet with the children and implement activities that help with anger management and coping skills. The overall goal of this program is to assist children living in the Emergency Shelter cope with their current and past trauma caused by domestic violence. In order to achieve this goal, qualitative and quantitative data is gathered through interviews and questionnaires in order to establish a multi-disciplinary approach to children that have been affected by domestic violence. Through these questionnaires, the parents will be able to give an accurate description of how the child is responding to the program and how effective the child’s coping mechanisms are as a result of participating in the program. Through this program design, overall support, coping mechanisms, structure, health, and self-esteem will be enhanced and drastically improved.

Keywords: Domestic violence, trauma

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Reference

Cherokee Family Violence Center. (2020). Retrieved September 16, 2020, from https://cfvc.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline (2020). Understand Relationship Abuse.www.thehotline.org/identify-abuse/understand-relationship-abuse/.