About the class
Miracles Counseling Center’s Trauma Recovery Center is offering a psychotherapy/psychoeducational group for Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence. Participating in the group will provide survivors of domestic violence with alternative ways of dealing with the effects and the trauma of Domestic Violence through education, counseling, non-judgmental emotional support, and advocacy and linkage assistance. Participants are able to find alternative ways and means to break the generational cycle of domestic violence and victimization. Our classes are aimed to help victims/survivors of domestic violence build safe and healthy environments, acquire healthy coping skills, and improve emotional and behavioral regulation. Additionally, parents are provided the support needed to assist in making decisions to protect themselves and their children from abuse. In addition the class focuses on Child and Elder Abuse Prevention.
Our Domestic Violence for Victims/Survivors Treatment Programs are designed to meet the requirements and mandates of the Department of Children and Family Services/Social Services/Mental Health for child abuse and neglect and/or family dysfunction. Our classes place emphasis on child safety, permanency, and wellness.
What do you have to do?
These classes work best when you have a desire to change, a willingness to do a little homework, the ability to be part of the group, and some curiosity to try new ways of behaving. If this sounds like you, I hope you’ll join one of the classes.
What will you learn?
In this 26 week course- you will learn about:
• The Cycle of Domestic Violence
• Common Myths About Domestic Violence
• Red Flags of an Abusive Relationship
• The Effects of Domestic Violence
• The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
• A Discussion on the Common Question, “Why Doesn’t She Leave?”
• Icebreaker and Check-In
• Nurturing Self Activities
• Snack Time
• Domestic Violence Psychoeducation
• Trauma-Focused Processing Group
• Home Practice Assignments
• Evaluation and Closing
Do you have an open DCFS Case?
As a parent or guardian, receiving a call or visit from DCFS can be concerning. DCFS is there to help ensure that your children are safe, and MIRACLES Counseling Center is here to help you get the knowledge and support you need to succeed as a healthy family.
DCFS promotes child safety and well-being by partnering with communities to strengthen families, keeping children at home whenever possible, and connecting them with stable, loving homes in times of need. MIRACLES Counseling Center proud to support you while you meet your requirements.
We welcome people of all genders, identities, and orientations who need court-ordered services.
COURT ORDER REQUIREMENTS
• Sign in at the beginning of every class/group meeting. Attendance will be recorded.
• No more than 3 absences per class/group or you must re-start the program. You must call if you are going to be late or miss class.
• Participation required while in class/group. No phone use is allowed.
Progress Reports delivered in person must be requested 1 week before meeting with your DCFS social worker. Your social worker can request a progress report from MIRACLES Counseling Center.
We DO NOT provide letters on the same day as requested. Letters for progress in groups can only be given after you have attended 3 sessions.
We are approved service providers by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and by Los Angeles County Family Courts.