This Month's Supporter Spotlight: Family and Child Treatment of Southern NV
It is a fact that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. At The Shade Tree, over 26% of the cases we see are the result of domestic violence. When these women arrive at the shelter, many times they are insecure, fearful, angry, and desperate. They have lost hope and purpose in life. That hope though can be restored through a partnership The Shade Tree has with FACT (Families and Children Treatment) of Southern Nevada.
FACT is dedicated to helping children, adults and families heal from the traumas and cycle of abuse, neglect, violence and addiction through education, prevention and treatment services. FACT is recognized by the Clark County community as a leader in the development and implementation of programs to address the complex issues of sexual abuse, domestic violence, child supervision and exchange, child trafficking and adolescent substance abuse. FACT works in collaboration with The Shade Tree through the STOP Domestic Violence Program, funded by the Violence Against Women Act. This partnership helps to provide an array of wrap around services to female victims of abuse which include shelter, mental health services and advocacy support.
Each week, a FACT Clinical Therapist facilitates a Psycho-educational group at The Shade Tree that covers a series of eight topics which aim to break the cycle of domestic violence. Group participants are expected to be present for each of the eight topics, and receive a certificate when this has been completed. FACT provides this service to the residents of The Shade Tree at no cost to the client.
Without this partnership, many of the women residing at The Shade Tree would not be able to overcome the abuse and violence that they have been face to face with. Without FACT's commitment and compassion, The Shade Tree would not be able to fulfill its mission and for that, we are forever grateful to have FACT on our side.
To learn more about FACT, please visit them online: http://www.factsnv.org/FACT/HOME.html