Center for Hope and Safety understands the significant impact of domestic violence on children. Children are the secondary victims of domestic violence and sometimes feel responsible for causing the abuse. They often react to domestic violence by expressing anger, depression, anxiety and anti-social behaviors in negative ways. These children are more likely to become involved in delinquent behaviors, suffer from substance abuse and often experience learning difficulties at school. To assist children in dealing with the trauma of exposure to violence at home, the Children's Services Program offers individual and group activities to help children learn the skills to cope with their environment and resolve conflicts without violence.
Art Therapy is part of the Children’s Program. Creative therapy sessions provide children the opportunity to express themselves in a non-judgmental, private setting, where the emphasis is placed on therapeutic experiences that are fun, teach appropriate behaviors and build self-esteem. It is a powerful tool to help those who cannot articulate overwhelming emotions. Individual and group therapy sessions utilize various creative mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpting, mask making, and puppeteering.
Donations to Anastasia’s Fund will be given to the agency's art therapy program.
To learn more about this program and all of the services of Center for Hope and Safety visit www.hopeandsafetynj.org
If you or someone you know is being abused call our
24 hour hotline: (201) 944-9600
Numero de emergencia las 24 horas
For more information about the agency, call 201-498-9247