Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (L.E.A.F.)

The L.E.A.F. program provides early intervention group supports for children who have witnessed women abuse, by offering opportunities to share their feelings regarding the abuse and violence they have witnessed, in a creative and supportive environment.

Eligibility:  Children, 18 years and younger, who have witnessed women abuse in their homes; and mothers 16 years and older, whose children have witnessed abuse.

Topics for Kids’ Groups may include:

  • What is abuse?
  • Creating a safety plan
  • Identifying feelings
  • Abuse prevention
  • Building self-esteem
  • Family Changes
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Dating violence (where appropriate)

A group will also be held for mothers:

  • Defining and understanding abuse
  • Impact of children witnessing abuse
  • Parenting skills
  • Healthy child development
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-care
  • Safety planning for children and adults
  • Custody access issues

Referrals and questions are welcome.