Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. This can occur in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, technological and financial abuse.

At Goodman JFS of Broward, we work directly with many of Broward County’s domestic abuse survivors to address their immediate physical, financial and emotional needs. We provide short and long-term confidential assistance to help domestic abuse survivors and families transition and maintain a healthy and safe life through individual and group therapy, case management and guidance. Our program helps survivors create a safety plan, relocate, and learn necessary self-advocacy and self-sufficiency skills.

Goodman JFS can also help with many other services including but not limited to:

Individual Counseling

Our individual counseling services provide clients with the opportunity to address the effects of domestic abuse on their mental health. Confidential sessions are provided by a therapist in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Individual therapy helps clients work on identifying and shifting problematic patterns of thinking, and creating healthier relationships.

Group Therapy

Our support groups are for individuals who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. We provide a safe and confidential space where group members find comfort, peer support and tools for empowerment and personal growth.

Case Management

Clients receive information and referral services to address their immediate physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Case management is provided to help clients develop self-advocacy skills as well as gain and maintain control over their own lives.

Community Education & Prevention

Our Domestic Abuse Program offers community presentations to schools, corporations, clubs, temples and civic groups in order to raise awareness and educate audiences about domestic abuse.
Participants will learn warning signs, prevention strategies and about resources available to help.
For more information call: (954) 370-2140.

Did You Know?

Every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime

More than 48% of women and men experience at least one type of psychologically aggressive behavior by an intimate partner

Nearly 20% of female high school students and 13% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner

Know the Signs of Domestic Abuse

Take a look at some warning signs of domestic abuse. Does your intimate partner:

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