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DAP offers affordable therapy services for families affected by domestic abuse
The traditional DAP Men’s Program is designed to help adult men who have used abuse in an intimate relationship. The program consists of two sections: “Education” and “Process Group,” and a client is considered to have completed the program when he has finished both sections. Education is structured like a classroom, and meets every Monday to learn about different educational topics. Process Group is structured like small-group therapy, which allows for group-process and accountability. The program is offered in weekly group sessions over the course of a minimum of 24 weeks, or approximately 6 months. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale, according to income.
In 2012 DAP launched its newest program, CHANGE STEP. CHANGE STEP is built on the successful curriculum developed the traditional men’s group, but it incorporates the language and tenor of military culture to better respond to the needs of veterans in our community. CHANGE STEP is for men who currently serve (or have served) in the military and have used abuse in an intimate relationship. The group meets weekly for 24 weeks, and includes both educational topics and group process. It costs $5/session.
The Women’s Program works with adult survivors of domestic violence to help them understand the abuse as part of a larger, systemic issue, and to heal and move on. Individual therapy is available, but our Women’s Group is the cornerstone of the program. The group is 16 weeks long, and each session includes an educational topic and an opportunity for group process. Currently we have 3 small groups that meet weekly for 2 hours. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale, according to income, and childcare is available.
DAP offers both individual and group therapy services for youth who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence in their homes. The Children’s Group is the cornerstone of the program. It’s 12 weeks long, and offered in the spring and fall, on Tuesday evenings. A parallel parent group, dinner, and childcare is also provided to make the program as accessible as possible. The group is for children ages 5 – 12, and is free of charge.
DAP also works with adolescents who have witnessed abuse in their homes and have begun to use violence to family members or in their dating relationships. Currently all adolescent programming is being handled in individual sessions, which are free of charge.
DAP First Call
612.874.7063 | 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
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