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Womens Center & Shelter


23rd of December 2019

Meet our Children’s Support Staff: Kayla & Lily!

Domestic Violence Affects Children When it comes to domestic violence, children are often the forgotten victims. Whether or not the violence is taken out on children, simply witnessing it can have deep, lasting effects. In the US, more than 15 million children live in homes in which domestic violence has happened at least one time. […]

28th of August 2019

A Day in the Life of a Child at Women’s Center & Shelter

“Mom seems really upset lately. I asked her what was wrong, and she didn’t answer me. She used to always greet me with a smile when I got back from school, which I never see anymore. I think she’s afraid of Dad; he always gets really angry when he’s around her. They always tell me […]

16th of September 2014

How To Talk To Your Children About Domestic Violence Media Coverage

We know that parents may have questions on how to handle discussions with their children regarding the recent media coverage of Ray Rice battering his wife.  We thought it may be helpful to provide some tips and resources regarding this matter. A great resource provides tips for discussing fallen celebrities with your child or children. […]

29th of April 2014

Women’s Center & Shelter’s Children’s Program

Studies indicate that between 10% and 20% of children in the United States are living with intimate partner violence in their homes and thereby having their sense of safety and security devastated. This continued exposure to violence and abuse overwhelms their ability to cope and manifests itself through a broad range of problem behaviors. It’s […]

3rd of December 2013

The Mother-Child Bond..

Many women who come to Women’s Center & Shelter are here with their children. Whether they are staying in the emergency shelter or attending support groups while their children are in the Children’s Program–the mother-child relationship is an important one. With the holiday season here, WC&S hosts our Adopt-A-Family program. This program strives to make […]

27th of August 2013

Supporting Children Who Have Been Exposed To Violence…

Every child needs stability, affection and proper nutrition to survive and even thrive. When any of these are disrupted, children are likely to display behaviors in response. While you, as a person outside of the child’s home, may not be able to change the individual circumstances the child is encountering, there are still measures you […]

30th of July 2013

Children Exposed to Violence

When Children are Exposed to Violence… Children exposed to trauma can display a range of challenging behaviors, for many reasons (both biological and environmental in origin). From the time children enter this world, and continuing throughout their development, they are taking in and being influenced by their surroundings. These surroundings will go on to affect […]