Every year, Rose Brooks Center’s Children’s Program provides comfort and safety for those who are the youngest victims of domestic violence. As one might assume, shelter life can be stressful – especially for little ones. Our Children’s Program provides all the support and supplies needed to help children begin the healing process.
The Children’s Program focuses on the developmental and therapeutic treatment of the whole child. Children are wrapped in services and activities aimed at planning for their safety, identifying how the experience of domestic violence has impacted their life, and finding healthy ways to cope with the trauma triggers associated with being a survivor of violence.
One of those coping and support systems is called Kid Zone. The Kid Zone, staffed by the Children’s Support Specialist, is a multi-purpose onsite physical space with toys, art supplies, computers, and a variety of play stations for children. Kid Zone offers developmentally appropriate play and learning for children while their parent attends therapy or is taking part in other support resources. Additionally, school-age children regularly come to the Kid Zone after school for help with homework or to use the computers.
Rose Brooks Center Children’s Program also includes case management, family enrichment, parental education and support, and individual and group therapy for all ages.