The Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) Domestic Abuse Education & Action Program helps create a centralized place for victims to get the support they need to break the pattern of abuse and begin the journey to recovery.

Support Services Include:

Case management
Crisis intervention
Education and awareness for teens and adults
Coaching and safety planning
Support groups
Financial assistance
Information and referrals

Programs Include:

Relationship FUNdamentals: A Workshop for Kids and Teens: Grades 3-12
Offers educational workshops to promote non-violent communication skills, positive self- esteem, personal boundaries, and understanding healthy vs. unhealthy relationships. Workshops are designed to be age appropriate and focus on issues relevant to each grade.

TARA: A Workshop for Teens Against Relationship Abuse: Grades 9-12
Offers educational workshops for teens to help educate, refer, and intervene with other teens when they recognize abusive behaviors, while encouraging bystander intervention when abuse occurs. Topics taught include positive self-esteem, empowerment, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, signs of dating abuse, peer and bystander intervention, and help for both the abused and the abuser.

Fresh Start: An Economic and Financial Empowerment Program
Provides a lifeline to domestic abuse survivors with programs to help sustain their mental health balance and offer strength to heal so they can rebuild their lives and careers.

Domestic Abuse Support Group
Focuses on healing and empowerment of those who have experienced trauma from domestic abuse. Topics include: Defining the Different Types of Abuse, The Psychological Impact From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Understanding the Patterns of Abusive Relationships, and The Impact of Abuse on Children. The group meets virtually via Zoom on Thursdays from 6-7:00 pm.

For more information: Contact f Domestic Abuse & Action Program at l 561.852.3333.

A special thank you to the Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County for funding this program.

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