FAMILY HEALING PROGRAM 

East Side Neighborhood Services provides an 18-week Educational Series for Assaultive Behavior to individuals who are either court mandated or voluntarily seeking non-violent conflict resolution skills. This is an outcome-based program for a minimum of 18 weeks. The program is structured for participants to take responsibility for their own behaviors and to show lasting and long-term behavioral change. 

The Family Healing Program includes both Domestic Violence and Anger Management. We adhere to all MN Domestic Abuse Counseling Program Requirements set by the MN State Statute 518B.02We offer programs for both men and women who are struggling with domestic violence and anger management issues. For details, see below and for further information you can call the East Side Neighborhood Services Family Violence Intervention Program at (612) 787-4056.

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFIED SERIES GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

To accept responsibility for abusive and violent acts.

To identify the various forms of abuse (verbal, sexual, physical, emotional/psychological) to decrease future incidents of violence.

To practice self-control rather than use power and control to intimidate and/or manipulate the actions of others.

To develop positive and rational ways to talk to oneself to reduce tension and incidents of violence.

To understand the impact and long-term negative effects of abusive behavior on relationships with women, children, and other family members.

To begin expressing feelings non‑abusively in group and have emotional and physical needs met without violence.

To develop healthy communication skills rather than yelling, throwing things, breaking furniture, threatening, or using the silent treatment to send messages.

To identify various life stressors and learn how to deal with them more effectively through relaxation.


To alter society's image of what it means to be "male" (head of family, tough, macho, provider) and lessen the stress of trying to maintain these expectations.

To develop attitudes about women that respects their rights to express feelings and opinions, have their own friends, participate in activities without their partner's involvement, without being judged and/or abused.

To develop a support network, beginning with group members, to reduce the stress of relying on one's partner alone to meet these needs.

To examine attitudes, goals and expectations for current and future relationships with women in an effort to stop abusive and controlling behaviors.

To understand the negative consequences of abusive and violent behavior on parenting.

To understand how abusing drugs and/or alcohol can lead to an increase in aggressive and violent behavior.

To understand how having been an abused child can impact current behavior.


                                                   

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East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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