Our office will be closed next week starting Monday December 3rd through Friday December 7th
while we move to our new location at:
222 South Royal Avenue
If you have a domestic violence emergency call our 24/7 Hotline @ 540-635-2300
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
WHERE: Warren County Government Center, Board Room
TIME: 11:00 am – 1 pm
Lunch will be served at NO COST!!!!
Please join us to learn more about domestic violence in our community, our agency, and have a chance to ask questions you may have.
Feel free to bring your agency information.
Bring your business card to be entered into a drawing to win a prize.
Free lunch and a chance to win a prize? Yes!! Come join us!!!!
Open to all that would like to attend, You do not have to be a survivor
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th 6-8 pm
Thursday, October 15th 2-4 pm
WHERE: Samuels Public Library
White Meeting Room B
We have all the supplies needed to make your shirt.
Survivors, friends, and loved ones of survivors decorate T-shirts in a way that reflects their experience of sexual and domestic violence and recovery. Shirts are then hung side by side and displayed as a way to raise awareness of the impact that sexual and domestic trauma have.
This is a collaborative effort by The Laurel Center of Winchester and Phoenix Project of Front Royal.
For more information call
Phoenix Project: 635-2302
The Laurel Center: 540-305-1083
Come for 1 or all 6, whatever suits your busy schedule!
Asking for help does not make you weak. It shows your strength.
Use this hope list activity when you want to journal and are in a good place emotionally. Then, when you are having a hard time you can go back and read the lists and remind yourself that better days are ahead. Make a list of . . .
Parenting is a hard job! When difficulties arise it’s often easy to lash out at your child. Here are twelve alternatives that can help you calm down before that happens:
Support groups provide a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental environment for you to examine your relationship. Whether you are currently in an unhealthy relationship or have been in one in the past, groups help give you the support you need to move beyond abuse. One of the largest advantages of support groups are that they involve other people who have been through the same kinds of things you have been through. There is no support like the support of other victims. If you or someone you know may be interested in attending one of our support groups, please contact us at 540-635-2302.
In a domestic violence situation children can be overlooked, especially if there’s no indication that they’ve been harmed directly. Of course, we can all understand that a child who is a target of domestic violence is going to be traumatized, but even as silent witnesses to violence against a parent or sibling, children are victims. It’s important to know this and to recognize that something might be wrong, because a child may not admit to their experiences out of confusion or fear.
Q: How do children react to domestic violence?
A: Because each incident is unique and multiple factors will influence children’s responses, not all children are equally affected by domestic violence. Some children don’t show obvious signs of stress or will develop their own coping strategies; others may have more severe post-traumatic stress reactions. A child’s age, experience, prior trauma history, and temperament will all affect his or her reaction.
Q: What are some short-term responses?
A: Children commonly respond to domestic violence the same as they do any other traumatic event. The child may:
Q: What about responses in the long term?
A: Research suggests that in the long term, youth who have been exposed to domestic violence—especially those who don’t receive therapeutic intervention—may be at increased risk of:
Q: What are the factors that help aid in recovery?
A: Most people are resilient if given the proper help following traumatic events. Research has shown that the support of family and community are key to increasing children’s capacity to heal and in helping them recover and thrive. Crucial to a child’s recovery is the presence of a positive, caring, and protective adult in their life. Even just one compassionate caregiver, teacher, mentor, advocate etc. can make an important difference.
For further information about the impact of domestic violence on children and the family, these websites offer valuable resources:
Newsletters are a valuable resource for any non profit organization. We are in need of an individual who is comfortable setting up and maintaining a quarterly newsletter for Phoenix Project.