REACH is a counseling and education program for adolescents who may have witnessed domestic violence and are exhibiting controlling and abusive behaviors in their own relationships. The primary goal of REACH is to deter future abusive behavior.
Did you know?
Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
1 in 3 young people experience physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
A child’s exposure to the father abusing the mother is the strongest risk factor for transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
10 Warning Signs of Abuse:
Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Use these warning signs of abuse to see if your behaviors are going in the wrong direction:
· Checking your partner/family member’s cell phone or email without permission
· Constantly putting your partner/family member down
· Extreme jealousy or insecurity
· Explosive temper
· Isolating your partner/family member from their family or friends
· Making false accusations
· Mood swings
· Physically hurting your partner/family member in any way
· Telling your partner/family member what to do
· Repeatedly pressuring your partner to have sex
What is the REACH program?
REACH is a counseling program focused on preventing future abusive behavior through support and interventions geared towards exploring origins of controlling behavior
REACH includes weekly interventions designed for youth ages 13 to 17
REACH is a minimum 12-session commitment
REACH is based on the widely acknowledged Duluth, Emerging Young Men, HERO Program and TACTICS Curriculums
How can REACH help?
Individual and small group services are provided for youth who have shown signs of controlling behaviors in their personal relationships. Through this program we hope to provide support and accountability for behavior ensuring they are better able to identify alternate ways to solve problems, express feelings, and communicate within their relationships in the future. In this program, you can expect the following:
- A private space for you to share your experiences
- Processing past experiences and how they are affecting current behavior
- Explore the cycle of abuse
- Identify characteristics of abusive behaviors
- Learn ways to cope with difficult feelings
- Discover strategies for expressing feelings in healthy ways
- Understand characteristics of healthy relationships and how to practice them
REACH out us today! 704-336-3210