Am I in an Abusive Relationship?
If you’re unsure that you may be involved in an abusive relationship, consider these warning signs of your partner's behavior:
- Embarrasses the other with put-downs
- Acts in ways that scare the other partner
- Controls what the other does, who they see or talk to or where they go
- Stops the other partner from seeing friends or family members
- Takes the other partner’s money or Social Security check, makes the other partner ask for money or refuses to give money
- Makes all of the decisions
- Tells the other partner that they’re a bad parent or threatens to take away or hurt their children
- Prevents the other partner from working or attending school
- Acts like the abuse is no big deal, it’s the victim’s fault, or even denies doing it
- Destroys property or threatens to kill family pets
- Intimidates with guns, knives or other weapons
- Shoves, slaps, chokes or hits the other
- Threatens to commit suicide
- Threatens to kill their partner
A trained professional Intake Coordinator/Case Manager will advocate for survivors and help survivors understand their options, navigate systems and safety plan. Survivors will also be guided to understand their individual, trauma-informed advocacy and offer support to adult and child survivors of domestic violence. Survivors will get information on domestic violence rights, and connect to other services for support and healing.
CAFJC will offer counseling by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Plans are also to offer adult individual and group counseling including weekly trauma therapy groups as well as child and adolescent individual counseling for children of the survivors we serve and other children in the community affected by family violence. Counselors will provide a safe space for survivors to process trauma and work towards holistic mental and emotional health. Counseling services are offered in English and Spanish.
Children’s Play Area
Our children’s play area provides children with a safe environment to play while a parent or caregiver receives support services on-site at our office.
Through our on-site partners, CAFJC provides a variety of free legal services for survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Attorneys with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services are at the Center to assist with a variety of legal issues. We also provide support to survivors who are reporting to law enforcement and support throughout criminal and civil justice processes. At the CAFJC, survivors will receive assistance with filing protective orders, attorney representation for protective order hearings and access to an advocate to be with you during court proceedings. Limited attorney representation will be provided for divorce/custody issues.