Children are profoundly impacted by growing up with abuse at home, according to Safe Horizons domestic abuse shelter.

Abuse often threatens a child’s sense of his or her family as safe and nurturing. Children react in different ways and effects can vary depending on the experiences, age and gender.

To assist mothers to better understand her experiences, the effects on her children and the effects on her parenting, and to learn ways to strengthen the bonds of the mother-child relationship, Safe Horizons has implemented a specialized parenting group “Parenting After DV.”

The presenter for this 8-session program for mothers of children who have witnessed family abuse will be Shonna.

The class is held at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Safe Horizons.

The class may also be used as a resource for parents involved with the Office of Children and Youth.

Call Safe Horizons at 438-2675 for more information or to register.

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