Embracing and Empowering Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
1) CRISIS COUNSELING: this type of counseling addresses immediate needs and concerns that are urgent in nature. Crisis counseling helps the participant make decisions that can improve immediate safety and well being. This type of counseling is a core service and is offered to all participants who desire it.
2) INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL COUNSELING: this type of counseling provides information regarding such things as understanding DV and SV, understanding victims, survivorship, and perpetrators, recognizing abuse, identifying characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, identifying and coping with the truama impact of DV and SV, and tactics to improve self-esteem and daily functioning. This type of counseling is a core service and is offered to all participants who desire it.
3) GROUP COUNSELING; this type of counseling provides similar information as individual counseling, but also allows interaction between survivors that is supportive, encouraging, and enlightening. Group counseling allows participants to gain insight and new perspectives from other participants as well as the facilitator. This type counseling is a core service and is offered to all female participants who desire it. Male participants may also participate in a separate group if there are several male victims who desire it.
4) THERAPEUTIC COUNSELING; this type of counseling is not a core service and WRAP chooses to offer it on an optional basis to some survivors based on type of trauma, need and availability. Therapeutic counseling helps the survivor identify and heal from more severe truama symptoms and to identify and change longer term life patterns that negatively impact the participant. Goals of this type counseling are specific to the participant, with a primary goal of healing and improved functioning.