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Children and Teen Program

Our children’s program continues to grow as quickly as the children with whom we work. We focus on children who have experienced or been exposed to violence in their homes, many of whom reside in our Transitional Housing and Shelter Programs. Through the children’s services by Cherokee Family Violence Center, community collaboration, and our volunteers, the children in our program are healing from abuse and are learning to model healthy relationships. In 2017, 303 children participated in Cherokee Family Violence Center's Children and Teen Program.

Children and Teen Support Groups

Children from 4 to 18 years old are encouraged to attend an age-appropriate support group. The children’s support groups offer enhanced specialized programs based on maturity levels. Volunteer and staff facilitators offer children a safe place to talk about their feelings, non-judgmental support, and fun activities encourage rapport-building and resiliency.

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Teen Dating Violence

One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

According to the latest CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS), Georgia ranks as the worst state in the nation for teens experiencing dating violence:  One in six teen respondents to the YRBS (16%) indicates he or she has experienced some form of this abuse.

To learn more about teen dating violence please visit the following websites:

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