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Women Empowering Women
Of Dallas
Non-Profit Organization

 

• (972) 801-7713

•  4760 Preston Road Suite 244-122

•  Frisco, TX 75034

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Education Division



Educational Development: Domestic abuse crosses all ethnic, religious, and educational and socio economic lines. To strengthen individuals affected by domestic violence by providing educational training and development courses that will men, women, and children affected by domestic violence how to break the cycle of domestic violence.

WEW will also offer educational and professional development courses via:

* classrooms
* Online University training
* Self Help Courses workshops

WEW educational courses are geared towards providing the necessary training needed to prepare victims for an intellectually mature life. Some of the courses that will be taught will include:

Self Help Courses for Victims: Offered online and via instructor based classrooms:

To Provide Advancement of Education and Business Skills to Male & Female Victims of Domestic Violence:

* How to Balance our Personal and Professional Life: This course will teach women how to set priorities encourage them to let their daily lives reflect their priorities. They explore ways to identify and manage the sources of stress in their life and pursue lifestyle changes in order to help manage various sources of stress.
* Motivate Yourself to Perform: This course teaches participants how to apply strategies that enable them to overcome procrastination. They also learn how to apply self discipline
* Motivate Yourself to Perform: This course teaches participants to apply strategies that enable them to overcome procrastination. They also learn how to apply self-discipline and practice self-leadership concepts in order to foster motivation and perform at a high level.
* Increasing Your Assertiveness: With this course participants learn how to identify the sources of their self-esteem. Participants also learn how to manage conflict and their emotional responses t various situations in order to become more assertive.
* Developing Rapport through Communication: This course offers the students an overview of the information required to develop communication fundamentals enhance connection and create impact with his or her language. The program details how to communicate effectively in writing in one-to-one and one-to many conversations and through non-verbal cues. The program also details how to make good decisions.
* Improving Your Memory: This course offers the student an overview of information required to understand and enhance his or her memory as well as information about how to become organized. The program details how to overcome everyday forgetfulness how to use mnemonic devices on how to manage information manage information. In addition the program examines how lifestyle can affect the performance.
* Positively Influencing Others: This course offers the student an overview of the information required to influence to others through non verbal communication and covers how to use influence to empower people. The program details how the student can enhance his or her level of influence by listening actively understanding Satir modes and sensory systems building rapport.


To Provide Education to Children that were affected by Domestic Violence

Children and youth who are exposed to domestic violence experience emotional, mental, and social damage that can affect their developmental growth. Some children lose the ability to feel empathy for others. Others feel socially isolated, unable to make friends as easily due to social discomfort or confusion over what is acceptable.

WEW will also have a outreach camp facility that is geared towards educating children affected by domestic violence to help them recognize that violence is never the answer, is not their fault, and that the cycle can be broken through educating them on the following subjects:

Camp Courses via instructor based sessions

* Behind Closed Doors: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children (PDF - 1750 KB)
UNICEF (2006)
Discusses the impact of domestic violence on children's physical, emotional, and social development both during childhood and later in life.
* Boys Will Be Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men (PDF - 1680 KB)
Kahn & Paluzzi (2006)
Describes the long-term impact of child maltreatment and family violence on males, and discusses the roles of practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and educators in addressing these issues.
* Children Exposed to Partner Violence: An Overview of Key Issues
BC Institute Against Family Violence
Highlights research describing the impact of partner violence on children.
* Children Living With Domestic Violence Impacts and Resilience
Radford & Hester (2006)
In Mothering Through Domestic Violence
View Abstract
Discusses the impact of living with and witnessing violence on children, including effects on educational achievement and developmental delays, bedwetting, health problems, and social difficulties.

WEW Instructors Continuing Education Training:

In order to respond to the overwhelming issues associated with domestic violence, WEW works to understand these issues and know how to identify them as well as assess and provide treatment to children and youth affected by domestic violence.

WEW will provide counseling to help children affected by child abuse and domestic violence in their homes to help these children come to terms with their experiences and understand how they can have an affect throughout life and in respect of future relationships.

o Children's Exposure to Domestic Violence: A Guide to Research and Resources (PDF - 1809 KB)
Summers (2006)
Designed to help judges and practitioners identify and understand the key issues surrounding children's exposure to domestic violence.
o The Impact of Domestic Violence on Infant Health Factors and Child Maltreatment
McGuigan
APSAC Advisor: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 19(1-2), 2007
View Abstract
Investigates the impact of domestic violence on several infant health factors and subsequent incidents of child maltreatment.
o Incidence and Prevalence of Children Exposed to Violence: A Research Review
Edmond, Fitzgerald, & Kracke (2005)
View Abstract
Explores the incidence of children who are exposed to violence and the impact of this exposure on child development.
o Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as They Grow (PDF - 380 KB)
Cunningham & Baker (2007)
Addresses how violence may be experienced by children of different ages, from infancy to adolescence.
o The Medical and Developmental Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Stirling (2005)
Explains the effects of a chaotic and violent environment on the developing brain and suggests reasons why the cycle of violence is so hard for some victims to break.
o What About Me!: Seeking to Understand a Child's View of Violence in the Family (PDF - 1290 KB)
Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (2004)
Explores the impact of family violence on children and adolescents.

 

Objective
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To strengthen the families through training programs, workshops; and provide assistance with supportive living extended-stay apartments.

Mission
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To empower and improve women’s self-confidence through self-development, counseling, financial assistance free from domestic violence. 

Vision
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To assist families of domestic violence with extended-stay housing and provide strong supportive programs that will build strong families.

WEW Education to Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

A percentage of abusers were victims of childhood abuse themselves. It is not uncommon to internalize and in some way 'act out' the abuse you experienced in later in life on other people. Often there are a lot of suppressed feelings of anger, betrayal and pain which may in part be an underlying issue which may cause future abusive behaviors that may be perpetrated against others.

WEW Help for Abusers- Allows men to transition from prison into employment and housing while on probation.

1. Domestic abuse is a pattern of abusive tactics used by one partner in an intimate relationship to obtain and maintain power and control over the other person.
2. Domestic violence is not an isolated instance of aggression. It is an atmosphere that is created by many forms of abuse and a cycle that increases over time in frequency and intensity.
3. They are insecure; they feel they have been injured, annihilated, betrayed. Their overriding thought is “Nobody is going to control me.” They want to prove “I’ll do whatever I want!” They disobey restraining orders. Suspect had a relationship with victim and cannot accept that it has ended. This is the most common and the most dangerous.
4. He or she is obsessed with the victim; is possessive; wants revenge, re-attachment, and vindication. Needs to prove that he or she is right. Harassing, Annoying, Threatening Assault Unwanted gifts, Mail threats Violation of protection order, Disabling vehicle Hurting victim’s pet Burglary, Obtaining personal information about the victim Surveillance, Photographing victim, Arson Tapping phone. False police reports Using the post office or department of motor vehicles to find victim Kidnapping Sexual assault Threats to kill victim or her family

WEW Courses for perpetrators includes

* Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (PDF - 1210 KB)
Emery (2006)
Presents research findings on the consequences of exposure to intimate partner violence on children.
* The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children
Geffner, Igelman, & Zellner (Eds.) (2003)
View Abstract
Discusses children's reactions to domestic violence and describes treatment models that address the emotional and behavioral problems associated with witnessing the abuse of a parent.
* The Emotional Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
McGee (2005)
Explores the effects of domestic violence on both children and the family. Addresses attachment issues; the impact of trauma; and the impact of violence on mental, emotional, and intellectual development.

WEW Job Placement Assistance:

WEW foundation partners with corporations and caring community employers who can provide jobs in:

* Retail sales
* Childcare
* Office technology
* Medical billing
* Convalescent care
* Other areas of your choice

Participants that are enrolled in our job development and placement services for domestic violence victims on welfare are able to earn a salary in a part- or full-time job and also benefit from a range of free services to bolster their prospects for success. This includes:

* Enrollment in job training, basic education (such as GED, ESL), and community college courses to improve job skills
* Counseling for children, teens, and adults
* Short or longer-term shelter
* Legal aid, including help with child custody and restraining orders
* Child care voucher program with local daycare facilities
* Referral to medical care
* Parenting education
* Transportation Assistance
* Life skills training, like controlling anger, managing money, and forming a support network
* Barber training, Stylist training, and training to juveniles, seniors, and males to allow them the opportunity utilize our services and learn a respectable trade and skill so they can better themselves.

WEW Community Initiative - Domestic abuse is a problem that affects communities across the country. It crosses all races, social and economic backgrounds, cultures, religions and relationship types.

Facts & Statistics

• 50% of all couples experience at least one violent incident; for 25% of those couples violence is a common occurrence.

• 20% of all murders in this country are committed within the family, and 13% are committed by spouses.

• 85% of all intimate partner assaults are committed by men.

• 6 million American women are beaten each year by their husbands or boyfriends.

• Acts of domestic violence occur every 18 seconds in the U.S.

81% of women stalked by a current or ex-intimate partner were physically assaulted.
• 31% were also sexually assaulted.
• Anyone can be a victim; anyone can be a stalker.
• The average stalking case lasts 1.8 years. (NIJ/CDC, Stalking in America”, 1989)
• 90% of murder victims were stalked first.

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Plutarch



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EDUCATION DIVISION

Educational Development: Domestic abuse crosses all ethnic, religious, and educational and socio economic lines. To strengthen individuals affected by domestic violence by providing educational training and development courses that will men, women, and children affected by domestic violence how to break the cycle of domestic violence.   

WEW will also offer educational and professional development courses via:

  • classrooms
  • Online University training
  • Self Help Courses workshops


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