Countering Domestic Violence advocates will be facilitating support groups every Monday for victims/survivors of domestic violence from 6-7:30pm. The focus of these groups is to give support and encouragement to other victims while in a safe space. Topics vary from week to week and include but not limited to: healthy boundaries, red flags, characteristics of an abuser, and self esteem.
Children (ages 6-12) are invited to attend with thier mother/guardian for a children’s support group at the same time and location. The children’s support group will focus on self esteem, safety planning, healthy boundaries and expressing feelings through age appropriate group discussions.
Please call ahead for location and registration, 309-827-7070.
“When these strangers gathered, something happened – some would call it “a dynamic”, others “grace” – that allowed them to speak truthfully from the depths of their hearts and also to be receptive to each others truths, where in other circumstances they could not do either, and in this giving and taking, to begin to heal. What makes this possible and why it is healing remains the mystery and miracle of self-help groups.”
“Notes and Comment”
The New Yorker
April 23, 1990