Survivors and their children, as applicable, receive a range of supportive services that promote well-being and self-determination.
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Counseling services are available as needed, either directly or by referral, for survivors and their children and include:
Survivors with children have access to educational material and support in the following areas, as appropriate to the needs of the customer;
Interpretation Examples of services that may benefit children who have been exposed to domestic abuse include counseling, recreational opportunities, and opportunities to set goals and feel accomplished.
Survivors are helped to develop and expand their informal support networks, including connections with friends, extended family, and other members of their community.
When a survivor’s children are involved with child protective services, the MFR program collaborates with the child protective services agency in accordance with applicable laws to:
Services for children who have been exposed to domestic abuse focus on:
When the survivor wishes to involve the perpetrator in services, the MFR program assists survivors in exploring the risks and potential benefits of their involvement and, when perpetrators are involved in services:
Customer files for survivors of domestic abuse are maintained in a way that protects confidentiality and eliminates risk to survivors.