DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT
The Counseling Program at Alpert JFS utilizes professionals to enable people experiencing emotional problems, relationship or family issues, or temporary stresses to stabilize or resolve these issues. Our experienced counselors and staff psychiatrist are here for you and your family.
DOES YOUR PARTNER…
- Make it difficult for you to connect with friends and family?
- Control financial resources or limit your access to financial information?
- Physically or verbally intimidate you?
- Break your belongings?
- Push, shove, hit, or restrain you?
- Prevent you from safely leaving the room or house?
- Threaten to take your children or livelihood from you?
- Deny or blame you for their abusive behavior?
If so, you may be a victim of domestic abuse.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Domestic abuse happens as frequently in Jewish homes as in the general community
- Abusive behavior can pass from generation to generation
- Nearly 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 3 teens experience abuse
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU
Isolation from friends and family often occurs as a result of a controlling relationship. Our weekly educational Healthy Relationships support group is a great opportunity to connect with other Jewish individuals who may be in similar situations.
Domestic Abuse Consultation
Do you wonder if your relationship is abusive? Do you know how to stay safe? Are you familiar with available resources? Our domestic abuse program can assist you with identifying abuse, creating a personalized safety plan for you and your children, and can direct you to local and out of state domestic abuse resources.
Our Relationships and Decisions program trains Jewish teen leaders to teach other Jewish youth about healthy relationships, stereotypes, and self esteem in hopes of preventing bullying and abusive dating relationships.
Friend and Family Support
Helping a friend, family member, or coworker who is in an abusive relationship can be challenging. We can help you learn ways to effectively communicate your concerns and assist your loved one.
Prevention and Education
We conduct workshops for synagogues, organizations, and teen groups to learn about warning signs and how to stop the cycle of abuse. For employers, we offer consultation on ways domestic abuse affects the workplace, workplace safety, and ways to offer assistance to an employee who may be experiencing abuse.
Hebrew for “voices”, KOLOT is a coalition of representatives from Jewish and other community organizations, professionals, and volunteers. KOLOT’s mission is to end abuse and encourage help-seeking through awareness and education, including: accessible informational materials for victims, community education, and awareness events.