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Children’s Counseling Program

The PALS (Peace: a Learned Solution) Program at Women Aware offers counseling for children (ages 3-12) and supportive services to families who have been victimized by domestic violence and abuse.

Services for Children include individual and group creative arts therapy counseling sessions. Counseling services for children are designed to promote children’s well-being and help them recover from the effects of domestic violence. Creative arts and play are children’s natural way of learning, developing, and expressing their feelings. It involves the use of art, music and play to help children express and explore their feelings, learn more positive ways to cope, solve problems, and teaches children socialization skills, conflict resolution skills, and alternatives to violence when expressing one’s anger.

Services for Adults include group counseling to build on parenting techniques that address concerns unique to families exposed to domestic violence, case management and advocacy, resources and referrals to appropriate services, as well as safety planning. We will also assist our clients with goal setting, which may include seeking employment or education, financial and legal needs, applying for documentation papers, and housing search assistance. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

For more information, please call 732-249-4900.

Support Groups

Support Groups at Women Aware offer victims of domestic abuse the company of other women who have experienced violence in their relationships, or it may help to strengthen a foundation of empowerment and freedom survivors have already begun to build.Support groups cover topics such as:

  • Relationships based on imbalance power and control and those based on equality
  • What is abusive behavior?
  • Gender roles and how they contribute to family violence
  • Emotional blackmail
  • Signs of ongoing danger
  • Characteristics of a batterer
  • Forms of denial
  • How to be more assertive

Services are provided in English and Spanish.

For more information, please call 732-249-4900.