YWCA Greater Lafayette Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention program is committed to breaking the cycle of generational violence. While many community members know about our emergency shelter, residential clients make up only a portion of the total clients we serve in a given year. In order to address the cyclical nature of domestic violence, YWCA offers weekly support groups for adults, parents, and children to facilitate healing, grow self-confidence and break negative thought patterns.
Children are often the secondary victims of domestic violence, which can leave behind emotional scars even when in a safe space. TLC Family Enrichment, YWCA’s parenting support group, will begin using a new curriculum developed by Love & Logic starting May 14. Love & Logic: Parenting Children with Challenging Pasts is a trauma-informed approach to parenting. This eight-week course is perfect for all parents, but could be especially helpful for foster and adoptive parents, social workers, educators, counselors and other individuals who serve children and teens who have experienced trauma.
The course will help participants gain insights into how trauma affects the brain and why children who have experienced trauma display intense and upsetting behaviors as a way to try to self-protect and survive. Additional topics that will be covered include: healthy attachment relationships, establishing healthy boundaries, how to address root causes rather than symptoms using Love & Logic strategies and much more.
The course is free to attend, and participants will receive a certificate upon completion of all eight weeks.
TLC Family Enrichment
Tuesday 6-8 pm
YWCA Advocacy Center | 624 N. 6th Street
Childcare is available during class by request. Please contact Rhyannon to arrange childcare.
Session Start Dates: May 14, July 9, September 3. Must attend all eight weeks to complete the course.
For more information on TLC Family Enrichment or Love & Logic curriculum, please contact YWCA Child Advocate, Rhyannon Barrett.