Prevention Through Education
Violence is a learned behavior. In order to 'unlearn' it those exposed to, or involved in abuse must be educated. Education extends beyond the reactive - after abuse occurs, and can best be used as prevention. Our charter includes education at every stage.
Our goal is to not only educate 'victims' and abusers after the abuse has occurred but to extend that education further into juvenile court systems and the classroom. The better equipped we are as a society to recognize abuse, the better equipped we are to prevent it as a whole.
Ending domestic violence requires a new approach. Current treatment, education, counseling, and punishment tactics lead to high rates of recidivism. We strive to approach prevention holistically by encompassing traditional methods alongside yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and deep education at multiple levels.
Helping people find peace, and grounding within themselves creates an environment more suitable to a life of non-violence for everyone.
Current legal practices, and criminal punishment methods have not put a dent in domestic violence while overcrowding our prison system and costing the tax payers. Victims, abusers, and society are left equally under served.
Our view is that in order to eradicate domestic violence we must take a comprehensive look at the way the criminal and family courts handle domestic violence, in order to provide more effective outcomes. These processes go hand-in-hand with our treatment and education services.
Help us end domestic violence
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States - Help us bring an end to the needless trauma caused by domestic violence. For information on how to donate your time, expertise, or money contact us at [email protected]