Counseling and Support

Counseling and Support

Individual Counseling

The Network offers short-term counseling to victims dealing with the effects of domestic violence.  The purpose of the counseling is to provide a confidential setting for the client to discuss what they have experienced.  Our advocates provide information so the client can make an informed choice.  We focus on what the client wants to do and, discuss options they have in order to be safe.

The Network Support Program

The Network offers a Network Support Program.  The goal of the program is to provide women with a safe and confidential environment in which they can express their opinions, learn about domestic abuse and, apply the knowledge they’ve acquired so they are in a position to make safe, informed choices.  Some of the topics we cover are:

  • cycle of violence
  • power and control wheel/equality wheel
  • predictors of domestic violence
  • types of abusive behaviors, red flags
  • stalking
  • risk assessment, safety planning
  • restraining orders, protective orders and standing criminal protective orders
  • the reality of the criminal court process
  • foundation for a healthy relationship
  • power and control wheel for the abuse of children/wheel for nurturing children
  • effects of domestic violence on children
  • clear signs the abuser isn’t changing
  • mourning the loss of the relationship
  • establishing boundaries
  • protecting yourself from financial abuse