Archive for July 2014

Fall Support Groups

Fall Support Groups

Art of Healing Workshop for Survivors of Domestic Violence: This Group is offered on the third Saturday of most months. Survivors of intimate partner abuse are invited to participate in these afternoons of art-making, processing, and community. Participants will be gently led through easy art and writing activities with a focus on expression, hope, healing, and strengths. No previous art-making or writing experience is required. Childcare can be offered upon request. Registration is required for each session. The next group will be Saturday July 19th, 2-4PM. Please RSVP.

Domestic Violence Support Group: This 8 week group is open to women who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship including emotional, verbal, economic, sexual, or physical abuse. Topics discussed include dynamics of domestic violence, the relationship between thoughts and feelings, boundaries, managing emotions, self-esteem, and self-care. The group is free. A screening interview is required to determine if the group is a good fit at the present time. Child care can be offered as needed. The next group will begin in mid-August 2014.

Survivor Led Writing Support Group: This 8-week group facilitated by survivors for survivors of domestic violence is being offered through a grant from the Orange County Arts Commission. The group will strive to create a safe place for writing, sharing and exploring different ways of using writing in the service of healing. A screening interview may be required to join the group. The group will begin in September 2014.

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: This 8-week group will be offered as a joint group between Compass Center for Women and Families and UNC Horizons. The group is open to women who have experienced are currently experiencing an abusive relationship and substance abuse. The group will be facilitated by a licensed therapist at Horizons and a trained domestic violence advocate from Compass Center. The group will begin in September 2014. If you are currently or have been a Horizons client, please contact Lauren Quick-Graham, MSW, LCSWA, Outpatient Therapist at 919.966.9803. All other prospective group members can contact Connie Carringer at 919-929-7122 or groups@compassctr.org.

Divorce and Separation Support Group: This 8 week group is open to women who have experienced or are contemplating separation and/or divorce. The group will address common issues that women face during this process such as grief, loss, anger, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, legal and financial concerns, parenting/co-parenting issues, and managing change. The focus of the group will be to provide support, encouragement, and information in a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment. A screening interview is required to determine if the group is a good fit at the present time. There is a $40 fee associated with this group, but can be waived as needed. Child care is offered upon request. The next group will begin in October 2014.

Self-Esteem Support Group: This 8-week group is open to women who want to work on building their own self-esteem and encouraging others in doing the same through discussion, writing, and expressive arts. The focus of the group will be to provide support, encouragement, and information in a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. A screening interview is required to determine if the group is a good fit at the present time. Screenings for this group are on-going. The next group will begin in October 2014.

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