This support group is for survivors who are currently in or have previously been in a violent or abusive partner relationship. The group will provide a safe and supportive environment for survivors to process their experiences with intimate partner violence and connect with other survivors. Participants will have the opportunity to share their story as well as learn strategies to increase their safety and self-care. Themes to be discussed include dynamics of abusive relationships, impact of trauma, safety planning, supporting children, self-compassion, empowerment, and building healthy relationships.
This group will by facilitated by Claire Bernstein, LICSW on Thursday evenings at the Wendt Center NW office. The group will start on September 12th and run for 10 weeks. Interested clients should call the Wendt Center to complete an intake: 202-204-5021. All participants must complete an assessment at the Wendt Center prior to joining the group.