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Domestic abuse

 

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Our Domestic Abuse Program is designed to treat the whole family – from batterer to spouse/partner to the children involved in their lives.  It’s the only program of its kind in Anoka County.  Our program is designed to help all family members heal and move beyond the violence.

Mental health therapists facilitate the men’s and women’s groups.  All sessions are conducted at the Anoka County Human Services Building in Blaine.  Most insurance plans are accepted.  If you are a resident of Anoka County without insurance, a sliding scale fee payment plan is available.

Daycare is provided at no charge for all groups.

To learn more about the programs listed below or to schedule an intake and learn more about daycare, please contact 763-783-4914.

 

Men's Program:

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Men's Domestic Abuse Program Groups

Groups meet Monday's from 9:15-11:45 am and Tuesday's from 6- 8:30 pm, Wednesday's from 9:15-11:45 am,     and Thursday's from 6-8:30 pm.

ursday's from 6-8:30 pm.. 

The program consists of 20 weekly groups with other men who face the same difficulties.  Each group is 2 1/2 hours long and the expectation is that each member will contribute to the group dynamic.  The men work on effective behavior management skills and learn to amend underlying issues that may be affecting each person.  If a client is seen indivdiually, in order to meet State Legal requriements, the program goes for 24 sessions instead of 20.

Our philosophy at the Men's Domestic Abuse Program is that all abuse can be treated and can be prevented in the future.  We believe that abuse is not an accident; but a choice.

All groups are open and ongoing and adding new participants all the time.  If a group has not been formed yet clients can begin the program individually. 

Men's Restorative Parenting Groups

This program focuses on the impact that domestic abuse has on children and their relationships with their fathers.

All groups are open and ongoing and adding new participants all the time.  If a group has not been formed yet clients can begin the program individually. 

 

Women's Program:

 

Women's Survivors Groups

Groups meet Mondays from 6-7:30 pm.  Groups meet for 16 weeks and each session is an 1 1/2 hours in length.

Domestic Abuse affects one out of four family households.  In our program, women are given the freedom to think, feel, and speak without fear of reprisal.  Control, anger, power, entitlement, and revenge are dynamics that women live with while being subjected to abuse.  Domestic abuse is recognized as physical assault but it also includes mental, emotional, sexual, financial, and spiritual abuse. 

The DAP groups provide a safe atmosphere for women to recognize the abuse they have experienced and provide tools to help them disengage from unhealthy and dangerous relationships.  The DAP groups also provide clear guidelines for knowing what a healthy relationship looks like, dynamics that are critical to future choices.

All groups are open and ongoing and adding new participants all the time.  If a group has not been formed yet clients can begin the program individually. 

 

NEW - Women’s Agressor Groups

Groups meet Tuesday's from 9:30 am-noon for 20 weeks. 

The program consists of 20 weekly groups with other women who face the same difficulties.  Each group is 2 1/2 hours long and the expectation is that each member will contribute to the group dynamic.  The women work on effective behavior management skills and learn to amend underlying issues that may be affecting each person. 

All groups are open and ongoing and adding new participants all the time.  If a group has not been formed yet clients can begin the program individually. 

 

Women's Restorative Parenting Groups

This program focuses on the impact that domestic abuse has on children and their relationships with their moms

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All groups are open and ongoing and adding new participants all the time.  If a group has not been formed yet clients can begin the program individually. 

Women’s Anger Management Groups

This program is an extension of the domestic abuse program. 

All groups are open and ongoing and adding new participants all the time.  If a group has not been formed yet clients can begin the program individually. 

 

To learn more or to schedule an intake, call 763-783-4914. 

 

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit serving Anoka County and the Northern Suburbs of the Twin Cities.