Domestic Violence Corner
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DCTS abuse services & programs assist abused victims with making better choices. Our dedicated staff and volunteers make every effort to secure future sustainability, heighten our awareness in the community, and build capacity. These are compelling challenges our staff deal with every day. Therefore, critical and adequate support is needed continuously.
DCTS WITS End Outreach Program offers:
Finding Safe Sheltering
One-on-One consultation for Male and Female victims
Placement Assistance with Community Partnerships
Case Management Services
Individual & Community Awareness
Gain access to community resources and referrals
Care Packages or Vouchers for (Only upon availability)
Eligibility criteria for Safehouse Placement: verifiable domestic situation (e.g. police, hospital, report) Referrals can come from any source, but most come from law enforcement, Department of Social Services, hospitals, or other shelters (Picture ID Required)
Families First under the umbrella of the WITS End Program:
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is any act in which an individual uses deliberate intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other destructive and abusive behaviors as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Included among the acts are physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic abuse can and may vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic abuse is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other. Domestic abuse is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior that is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic abuse can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic abuse can cross generations and last a lifetime. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence –NCADV)
Help for Domestic Violence Victims
The forensic nursing program at Cone Health now collects evidence of domestic violence. The evidence can be confidentially collected and kept until the person giving the evidence it. The hope is that the evidence can be used to obtain restraining orders or even be used in criminal trials. If you have questions about the Cone Health Forensic Nurse Domestic Violence program should call 336- 832-2966.
Downloadable Literature & Forms
WITS End Outreach is an interactive advocacy program that fosters empathy with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, bullying, addictions, and other victimization that are oppressive. It is the experiential nature of WITS (Walk in Their Shoes) End that allows participants to understand the severe challenges faced by victims or survivors of abuse in any form. This program helps victims, survivors or family members understand violence and how to overcome the challenges of ill-treatment. We will also guide them to available resources in the triad. Often abusers or victims of abuse are at WITS End before seeking help. We offer educational tools to eliminate barriers and change destructive patterns of behaviors or recognize them before the situation escalates further. DCTS believe that through the shared vision of ending violence in the lives of victims, we can collectively work to develop institutional, individual and cultural changes that are sensitive, open, and caring. Our approach using the Cognitive Behaviors Model will produce positive outcomes for all involved. We firmly opposed any violence in all forms. Therefore, we believe that all persons should live their lives free from abuse. According to SAMSHA, previous research has shown that traumatic experiences are associated with both behavioral health and chronic physical health conditions, especially those traumatic events that occur during childhood. Substance use (such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and taking drugs), mental health problems (such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD), and other risky behaviors (such as self-injury and risky sexual encounters) have been linked with traumatic experiences. Because these behavioral health concerns can present challenges in relationships, careers, and other aspects of life, it is important to understand the nature and impact of trauma and to explore healing
Forms of Abuse Links