Education & Support Groups

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Support Groups

Support groups are available to individuals whose lives are affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma. All support groups are safe and confidential. Children’s groups occur at the same time as adult groups, to make participation for the whole family accessible. For infants and toddlers who are too young to participate in children’s groups, childcare is available by prior arrangement with YWCA. For more information, or to request childcare during a group, please call 765-423-1118.

Support Groups for Children & Adults

Parenting the Love & Logic Way

ADULTS SUPPORTING YOUTHS WITH CHALLENGING PASTS

Orange and white background silhouettes of two adults and two children. Reads "Parenting the Love and Logic, Supporting youths with challenging pasts.Tuesdays, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

This class is designed for parents, foster, or adoptive families and others serving children and teens who have experienced trauma. You will learn how to stay calm when your kids do upsetting things; help your kids learn from mistakes so they don’t repeat them; set enforceable limits; and avoid enabling and start empowering. It will help you gain powerful insights into how trauma affects the brain and the science behind healthy attachment. Facilitated by YWCA DVIPP’s Child Advocate, an independent facilitator and not an employee of the Love and Logic Institute.

Empower!

Wednesdays 6 pm – 8 pm

This educational workshop works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence who want to learn about the cycle of violence, power and control, and who want to develop some techniques to help with survivorship. Topics include self-talk, red flags, communications styles, financial empowerment, and more. Empower! is facilitated by YWCA DVIPP’s on-staff therapist.

Reflections

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This survivor-led support group focuses on members supporting each other through mindful discussion. Group activities include journaling, financial empowerment, mindfulness, and more. Reflections is facilitated by YWCA DVIPP’s on-staff therapist.

Reflexiones

foto en blanca y negro de un mano en frente del espejo con la reflexion del mano. Se lee REFLEXIONES grupo de apoyoSegundo y Cuarto Miércoles del mes 10-11:30 am

Si estás pasando por momentos difíciles o estás en la plenitud de tu vida, no tienes que afrontarlos sola. Este grupo de apoyo te brinda la oportunidad de compartir tus experiencias, sentimientos y estrategias de sobrevivencia. El arte curativo es parte del grupo.

Reflexiones – Frankfort Nos reunimos el cuarto martes de cada mes de 11:00 am a 12:30 en las oficinas del Purdue Extension en Frankfort. GRATIS

Enriquecimiento de la Familia/Grupo para Padres Le da a las mujeres y hombres nuevas herramientas para disciplinar a sus hijos, aumentar la auto estima de los niños y mejorar la comunicación entre la familia. Este grupo se reúne dos horas por semana. La clase dura siete semanas. Necesita registrarse antes del comienzo de la clase. GRATIS

Para ayuda en español pregunte por Nohemí Lugo, 765-423-7015.

Expressions

A photograph of a cup holding various color pencils and brushes, below it reads Expressions healing art groupFridays 6 – 7:30 pm

This healing art group is a safe space for survivors of trauma. Every healing art workshop is a Window of Time during which participants are invited to express themselves creatively and authentically. Simultaneous workshops are facilitated for adults and children to allow survivors of all ages to participate. Expressions is facilitate by staff trained in the A Window Between Worlds model. Expressions is not offered as art therapy.

Children’s Groups

Organge and white photo of a group of laughing children. Reads "Children's Groups"Tuesdays 6-7:30
Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
Fridays 6 – 7:30 pm – Kids’ Expressions

YWCA Children’s Groups center on developing social skills, building tools for identifying and managing emotions, as well as promoting mental health. Each week focuses on a different theme that is taught through age-friendly activities, discussion and real-world examples. Children’s groups are open to anyone, and are held during adult support groups. childcare for younger children is available for adults attending groups.