CHILDREN ARE OUR TOMORROW CARE FOR THEM TODAY
Approximately 25 MILLION American children witness domestic violence in their home each year. 5o% of these children are the primary victims of abuse.
Sadly, in families suffering with domestic violence, 80% have children. In a home with domestic violence, everyone suffers. This atmosphere can lead to children becoming depressed, feeling powerless, helpless, and blaming themselves.
The effects on children can also be seen in the classroom at school. Children are often too worried about what is going on at home to concentrate on their school work. Academic performance, school attendance, behavior, as well as, social interactions often decline.
Our mission at The Shelter of Caldwell County is to help mothers and their children put the pieces of their lives back together. We work to empower our clients for success.
Our Child Advocate works with mothers and children to help promote the safety and well-being of children. We actively work to meet the unique and personal needs of each family.
At The Shelter we provide:
Individual child intakes
Individual child assessments
Offer referrals for counseling if and when needed
Provide parenting Support Groups
Provide support groups for children exposed to domestic violence
Work with mothers and children on individualized child impact plans
Work with parents while at the shelter and beyond on implementation of child impact plans
Provide peer to peer counseling for mothers and children
Works with the schools in Caldwell County
We believe it is very important to stop domestic violence and its consequences; therefore, we are working hard to educate the next generation on the impact of domestic violence. Our Child Advocate works closely with the local school system to provide information and education on the importance of safe relationships.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE CHILD AT A TIME
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN IS EVERYONE’S JOB
Children thrive in an environment of love, respect, encouragement, and positive discipline. Find something good to praise your child for today.
Ways to Praise Kids
That’s incredible/Outstanding/Well Done/You’re a joy/You are Special/Your help counts/I Love You/Good Job/Marvelous/Wonderful/You Deserve a Hug/You are brave
The Fund provides state fact sheets which contain the following: child abuse statistics, number of low weight babies, infant mortality rates, child poverty and hunger data.
The report analyzes the impact of homelessness on child development.