The Children’s Program realizes that today’s children may be tomorrow’s abusers or victims. With this in mind, the primary goals of the program are as follows:
Children’s groups are psycho-educational support groups, facilitated by ACT’s Child Specialist for children of a parent who is participating in the Insight, Freedom, and Journey groups. Children are separated into different age groups, and the curriculum is offered in an age appropriate manner. This group is offered at the same time as the adult group. Participants must register their children prior to attending a group.
All children who stay at the shelter receive an assessment as well as individual and group counseling. Child Specialists, who facilitate the groups, divide the children so that they are age compatible, thus they are able to provide quality counseling that is understandable for each age level.