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Free Counseling Services

Have you wondered if your relationship is affecting your children?
What have they heard ? What have they seen?

C4DP is committed to breaking the cycle of violence by engaging with children and youth who have witnessed or experienced domestic or dating violence, along with their families.  We offer several free programs for children and their survivor parent in the Trauma Therapy Program under the direction of the Children, Youth, and Community Prevention Division.

Please see our current programs and support groups below.

In This Together – Family Therapy Program

Through our “In This Together” (ITT) program, children and their non-abusing parents participate in group therapy intended to heal the family bonds that are often broken in domestic violence situations. Families meet with clinical therapists in a group setting to explore, discover, heal, and thrive using art therapy, creative play, singing, talking, and much more.

“Thursdays are the best day of the week for me and my children. We so look forward to this special time, where we can talk and explore our feelings in a safe, and compassionate environment. Sammy is doing so much better in school too!!”

Thursday Afternoons in English & Spanish
Welcome & Snacks: 5:00-5:15 pm / Group Therapy: 5:15-6:30 pm
Center for Domestic Peace / 734 A Street / San Rafael 94901 (behind Safeway)

Contact for questions and to sign up:
Angela Weikel, Case Manager
(Bilingual English/Spanish)
415-526-2553

[email protected]

Support Groups

C4DP offers 2 free support groups for survivors only. No registration needed.

Empowerment Support Groups:  Information to help you create your own path to freedom in your relationship.

  1. What is Domestic Violence?
  2. The Impact of Domestic Violence on Health and Wellness
  3. The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
  4. Developing Healthy Boundaries and Recognizing Change

Thursdays, 5 pm – 6 pm
Center for Domestic Peace / 734 A Street / San Rafael 94901 (behind Safeway)

Safety Planning Support Groups: Information on how to stay safe.

  1. Financial Security
  2. Internet and Cell Phone Safety
  3. Safety When leaving a Relationship
  4. Safety When staying in the Relationship
  5. How to Stay Safe if you have Already Left

 Thursdays, 5 pm – 6 pm
Center for Domestic Peace / 734 A Street / San Rafael 94901 (behind Safeway)

Individual and Family Therapy and Mobile Clinics

Do you need help understanding the impact your partner is having on your well being and want someone to talk to? Or on your family if you have one? C4DP has compassionate advocates who are here to help you. We offer individual and family therapy for survivors, and survivors and their children at the San Rafael office at 734 A Street.

Can’t come to us? No problem. C4DP is offering mobile therapy as well, Monday – Friday, 9-5pm and some evenings.

A mobile, bilingual clinical team is accepting appointments in:
San Rafael • Point Reyes/Inverness • Tomales/ Bodega Bay  • Bolinas/ Stinson • Marin City/ Southern Marin

Contact for questions and to make and appointment:
Angela Weikel, Case Manager
(Bilingual English/Spanish)
415-526-2553

[email protected]

TIPS FOR PARENTS:

You as a parent may have left an abusive relationship or you may still be in one. One of the most important factors that help children do well after experiencing domestic violence is a strong relationship with a caring, nonviolent parent.  Your support can make the difference between fear and security, and can provide a foundation for a healthier future.

As a caring parent, you can promote your children’s recovery by connecting to Center for Domestic Peace, (or taking similar steps to increase safety in the family) –  helping your kids develop relationships with other supportive adults and encouraging them in school or other activities that make them feel happy and proud.

If you feel unsafe now and need help for yourself, your family or someone else in a domestic crisis call:

  1. 911
  2. C4DP hotline (415) 924-6616/ spanish (415) 924-3456
  3. The National DV Hotline (1-800-799-7233)
  4. Children and Family Services (415) 473-2200.
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