Domestic Violence (Teens)

Raising teenagers is filled with challenges. Teens sometimes face an uphill struggle when they try to manage frustrating situations without the coping and problem-solving skills that an adult may have. Sometimes, a situation with a teen can escalate into violence. 
 
Domestic Violence Education (DoVE) is designed to help teens who have committed domestic violence. This can include a boyfriend or girlfriend, but most often involves an incident between a teen and another family member.

 

Family Counseling Service also offers help for adults dealing with domestic violence or anger.

How We Can Help
DoVE is a program for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17 years who have
committed domestic violence or other misdemeanor offenses, or adolescents who are
exhibiting behavior that is beyond their parents’ ability to control.

This intervention is aimed at helping teens learn positive problem-solving skills and equip them with alternatives to resorting to aggression with others.  
 
Adolescents benefit from the DoVE Program by learning effective relationship building, anger management, communication, and problem-solving skills. 

 

What to Expect
DoVE is a series of six group sessions. Parents are involved in various parts of the program in
order to help impact the parental relationship and affect change. This program is offered at no cost to participants. 

 

Referrals
Register for this program by calling our office at (205) 752-2504, or by emailing us. Contact us form link to general FCS email address.