Children who experience domestic violence directly or indirectly may be negatively impacted. These children may demonstrate guilt, depression, fear, aggressive behaviors, school disruptions, isolation or other concerning behaviors. The children’s domestic violence group serves children of all ages who have been impacted by domestic violence they may attend with a female parent/caregiver. We provide education and support for children who have been impacted by domestic violence.
Through discussions, art and creative play, children ages 5 and older explore a variety of issues. Children will learn about domestic violence, how to be safe, not to take on the responsibility of the behavior of others, and self-care. Childcare is provided for children under age 5. This group meets in conjunction with the Women’s Domestic Violence Group; women and children are provided a light meal before groups begin.
Cost: There is no cost to attend group. The meal and childcare are also provided at no cost to attendees. Transportation assistance is available.
To attend a group or for more information please contact Family Service Rochester, 507-287-2010. Groups meet weekly.