Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 3, Amanda's Story
17:08Control, mental, verbal, psychological abuse. It was all there before it became physical in Amanda’s experience as domestic violence survivor. Brave and resilient, Amanda shares the story of rebuilding a life for her and her son with ACH’s Families Together Program. Families Together provides residential services (12-18 months) for mothers and children experiencing homelessness due to intimate partner domestic violence. achservices.org/programs/Families-together
Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 2, Debunking Common Misconceptions
12:44Why doesn’t the victim just leave? Believe it or not, leaving a life you’ve built in exchange for safety from an abusive partner—especially with kids—is a complex and difficult issue no mother should ever have to experience. Join us as we demystify common misconceptions about intimate partner domestic violence. Statistics and facts compiled from stjudehouse.org/domestic-violence-facts, Safe Haven of Tarrant County, and NBC News.
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Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 1
8:03Heartache, stress, violence, abuse, and trauma. These are not easy words to hear, but they are words our staff hear all the time in the stories of our clients. ACH’s Transitions Program Manager Nick Little shares a few common experiences of domestic violence survivors—before these women ever enter our care, they have already gone through so much. Families Together provides residential services (12-18 months) for mothers and children experiencing homelessness due to intimate partner domestic violence.
It Takes a Village
8:09Establishing the feeling of safety for children who have experienced abuse and neglect is a difficult feat. It takes a village of knowledgeable, patient, and caring adults to care for them. Learn more about the importance of Felt Safety in this episode. Applied at ACH, Felt Safety is a strategy from TCU’s Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.
What is Felt Safety?
2:05What is Felt Safety? ACH’s Nick Little shares how this idea cultivates trust with the youth we serve who have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect. Applied at ACH, Felt Safety is a strategy from TCU’s Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.
Part 2: Mohammed, Homeless in High School
20:19From sleeping on park benches to entering foster care, Mohammed’s journey continues at the Morris Program, ACH's transitional living program (TLP). Follow the story of a resilient teen, wise beyond his years, thriving after receiving help from ACH. Every gift can help our community’s homeless and foster youth feel safety, love, and hope: https://achservices.org/donate-now/
Improving Outcomes for LGBTQ Youth—A Panel Discussion
50:16A group of panelists from all corners of ACH candidly discuss how we care for LGBTQ+ youth in and around Fort Worth. LGBTQ+ youth are a vulnerable population, often susceptible to self-harming behaviors, homelessness, family and societal rejection, and other harmful situations. Our agency believes supportive and caring adults can create positive outcomes for all youth experiencing abuse, neglect, and residual trauma. We'll also discuss the importance of accepting foster parents. Our team is here to help walk you through becoming a foster parent: https://achservices.org/foster-care-adoption/foster-care/
Part 1: Mohammed, Homeless in High School
22:25From sleeping on park benches to entering foster care, we follow the story of Mohammed—a resilient teen, wise beyond his years, thriving after receiving help from ACH’s Youth Emergency Shelter. Every gift can help our community’s homeless and foster youth feel safety, love, and hope: https://achservices.org/donate-now/
Become a Hands-on Hero and Give Monthly!
2:13Become a Hands-on Hero to our kids and families by giving monthly. Providing a gift they can count on can change the lives of those struggling in our community during this pandemic. Learn more about the impact your donation can make as monthly-giver: https://achservices.org/monthly-giving/ ACH COVID-19 Resources: https://achservices.org/covid-19-resources/
Lena Pope's Barbara Clark-Galupi Talks Child Abuse Prevention Month
30:51To kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we welcome child abuse prevention advocate and long-time ACH supporter, Barbara Clark-Galupi. With 5,536 reported cases of child abuse and neglect last year in Tarrant County alone—and with COVID-19 impacting the nonprofit community—learn how you can help by visiting https://bit.ly/silenceendshere