Children's Program

Focusing Families Children’s Program offers individual and group counseling for children ages (4-18) who have witnessed, or who are victims of family violence, abuse, and sexual assault. Education, advocacy, crisis intervention and prevention, support, and accompaniment is also provided to children and their families. The Children’s Program also provides a School Based Prevention Program called “Building Healthy Relationships”, which offers children and teens information on skills building, peer pressure, abuse, violence, choices and accountability, how to control and express anger and healthy communication.

 



  • Child abuse is any harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare that occurs through no accidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or maltreatment and neglect.
  • Facts: approximately 13,700 children are abused and neglected every day. 4 children die from child abuse every day. Child abuse is 15 times more likely to occur in families
    where Family Violence is present. About 44% of rape victims are under the age of 18.

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