Our Current Schedule
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Support Groups give clients a chance to share their stories with others who hold similar experiences so they can understand that they are not alone. These groups cover a range of topics that may include women empowerment, coping strategies, co-parenting with an abuser or the impact of trauma on relationships. We believe these groups can be an essential part of the healing process for some survivors. Support Groups are free and available to survivors but you must be registered to attend.
Support Groups start at 5:30pm and will end no later than 7:30pm (unless otherwise stated).
Things to know.
- Call 913-262-2868 to register.
- Groups start at 5:30pm. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early in order to start on time.
- An intake packet including a Release of Information and Confidentiality Agreement must be complete prior to attendance.
- Support Groups are confidential.
- Guests are not allowed.
- Childcare is available for children of adult clients during support group but space must be reserved in advance.
- MOVING FROM DISTRESS TO DE-STRESS
Life holds many challenges and changes. This is especially when leaving a domestic violence situation and growing through recovery. In this session, we will learn and practice practical steps anyone can take to better manage stress and anxiety.
Facilitated by Casey
Mondays: September 11th & 18th at 5:30pm
- FINDING ME: USING “PARTS WORK” TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES AND CREATE MORE LOVE, GROWTH AND SAFETY
Have you ever wondered why people can be so complicated? Using a “Parts Work” approach, we will bring some understanding and action steps you can take to help things make more sense. One person can be many things – responsible, fun-loving, traumatized, goofy, creative, kind, sheltered, serious, and more; by understanding and embracing what we are, we can create a new reality with more hope and freedom.
Part 1: What are my different parts? In this session, we discuss and teach about different parts of a personality and how to be more gentle to ourselves.
Part 2: On the journeying with my different parts: In this session, we will find creativity and insight and wisdom to apply “Parts Work” to our everyday lives.
Facilitated by Andrew
Tuesdays: September 12th & 19th at 5:30pm
- HEALTHY VS UNHEALTHY BOUNDARIES
When we define and implement healthy personal boundaries, fear diminishes significantly. We feel more empowered and our self-confidence increases. In this group, we will define and differentiate healthy versus unhealthy boundaries. We will discuss different ways we need to protect our core-dignity, self-respect, sense of self-worth and identity. We will explore different ways of communicating our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
Facilitated by Dorothy
Mondays: September 25th, October 2nd, 9th, & 16th at 5:30pm
- SURVIVE & THRIVE
For anyone who has experienced abuse, to support one another in their process. We will be offering encouragement and emotional support to one another within the group during these sessions.
Facilitated by Kimberly C
Tuesdays: September 26th, October 3rd, 10th & 17th at 5:30pm
- RECONOCER EL ABUSO DOMESTICO ES EL PRIMER PASO PARA OBTENER AYUDA
El abuso doméstico a menudo se intensifica de amenazas y abuso verbal a violencia. Y aunque las lesiones físicas pueden ser el peligro más obvio, las consecuencias emocionales y psicológicas del abuso doméstico son graves. Las relaciones emocionalmente abusivas pueden destruir tu autoestima, provocar ansiedad y depresión, y hacerte sentir impotente y solo. Nadie debería tener que soportar este tipo de dolor, y su primer paso para liberarse es reconocer que su situación es abusiva. Una vez que reconozca la realidad de la situación abusiva, puede obtener la ayuda que necesita.
Durante el grupo aprenderemos y practicaremos pasos básicos para pedir auxilio.
Facilitated by Martha
Wednesday, September 27th at 12pm
- COMPRENDER LOS EFETOS DEL TRAUMA
El efecto psicológico esencial del trauma es la destrucción de la inocencia. El trauma crea una pérdida de fe en
que no hay seguridad, previsibilidad o significado en el mundo, o cualquier lugar seguro en el que retirarse.
Implica una desilusión total. Debido a que los eventos traumáticos a menudo no pueden ser procesados por la
mente y el cuerpo como lo son otras experiencias, debido a su naturaleza abrumadora e impactante, no se
integran ni se digieren. El trauma adquiere vida propia y, a través de sus efectos continuos, persigue al
sobreviviente e impide que la vida normal continúe hasta que la persona reciba ayuda.
Durante el grupo aprenderemos y practicaremos los Cuidados básicos para trauma in general y especifico de
Facilitated by Martha A.
Wednesday, October 11th at 12pm
- CONNECTING MOMS WITH MOMS
Being a mom is tough. Being a mom recovering from DV is beyond tough. Facing day-to-day challenges of
parenthood, adapting to changes, having a limited support, co-parenting with an abusive person, and/or
navigating feelings of loss and disappointment can feel overwhelming. This group will be a space to connect
with other moms who understand the challenges facing survivors and support one-another through these
challenges. There will be opportunities to process and be heard, as well as opportunities to share resources.
Facilitated by Casey
Mondays: October 23th & 30th at 5:30pm
- PARENTING AND TRAUMA RECOVERY: FINDING MOMENTS OF HEALING AND CONNECTION
Trauma and hard stuff often gets in the way for people who want to be loving and available to their families.
Please join us for a discussion of trauma recovery for people who want to create balance and healing for
themselves and their children. At this group, parents will be able to learn some techniques to use for
themselves and their children to improve their connections.
Facilitated by Andrew
Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30pm
- HEALTHY COPING SKILLS
Are you struggling with anxiety or some emotional distress as you face situations you never anticipated?
Healthy coping skills are important and can help you manage an array of situations in life or help you take
action in areas you may be stuck. This group session will provide and share different healthy coping skills that
may help you as you chose to move forward.
Facilitated by Dorothy
Mondays: November 6th & 13th at 5:30pm
- FEELINGS REDUCATION
One person will be in the working chair and the rest of the group will be witness to their process. We will
review confidentiality and boundaries before every group. The person in the working chair will come
prepared with all of their homework complete. A guided meditation will give the person in the working chair
the opportunity to “give back carried shame” to the perpetrator (who will only be present in their
imagination) in the empty chair. After that person is complete, the rest of the group will use the talking
boundary to give intimate feedback to the person in the working chair. This group is meant for persons with
some therapy under their belt, and not intended for a person new to therapy.
Facilitated by Kimberly
Tuesdays: November 7th & 14th at 5:30pm