The STEPS to End Family Violence clinical programs (Taking STEPS, Youth CAP, and the Children’s Therapy Program) provide comprehensive, trauma-informed case management, crisis counseling, clinical intervention, and services to promote economic self-sufficiency to victims of domestic violence throughout New York City. To see a beautiful example of the work we’re doing with teens please follow the link: http://www.egscf.org/successstory/steps-clinical-services-success-story-eduardo/
Services provided include:
- Individual and group counseling
- Legal advocacy
- Crisis counseling and safety planning
- Assistance with housing
- Assistance in achieving economic empowerment
- Linkages and referrals to community-based services.
Our staff of culturally competent advocates speak Spanish and French. Translation services are available for most other languages.
No insurance is required and all services are provided at no cost.
Taking STEPS provides comprehensive services to adult victims of domestic and dating violence with a particular expertise in working with women who have histories in the criminal justice system or with substance abuse. Clients are assigned to an Advocate or Senior Counselor and are offered individual or group services depending on need.
Youth Changing Abusive Patterns (Youth CAP) works with teens and young adults who are victims of dating violence or who are living in homes where there is a history of domestic violence. STEPS was one of the first agencies in New York to recognize this need and we have been providing school and community-based services to teens since 1992. We work with teens both individually or in groups and are available to provide groups for teens off-site at local community-based organizations.
The Children’s Therapy Program at STEPS to End Family Violence offers children ages 0-12 comprehensive trauma-based therapeutic services. While enrolled in the Children’s Therapy Program, children receive a combination of individual and family therapy. The caregiver is also supported by the therapist with parent support sessions, groups, and advocacy services.
In addition to individual counseling, STEPS facilitates several psycho-education and support groups including:
New Beginnings: This 12-week psycho-education group covers issues including: defining and identifying abuse, use of power and control by abusers, safety planning and protection, common characteristics of abusers, effects of abuse on children, and fostering positive self-esteem.
Understanding Your Anger: This 12-week psycho-education group explores the emotional traumas that can result from the experience of domestic violence.
Mujer a Mujer: An ongoing support group for Spanish speaking victims of domestic abuse.
Children’s Therapy Group: This 12-week education and support group is comprised of children between the ages of 7 and 11 who have witnessed domestic violence in their home. The curriculum focuses on issues including: identifying and managing feelings, overcoming guilt and self-blame, safety planning and coping skills.