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Family Empowerment Program

Healing and Hope for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Child Saving Institute’s (CSI) Family Empowerment Program offers free support groups to survivors of domestic violence and their children during a 10-week session utilizing a research-based model to help enhance life after domestic violence.

Parents and caregivers attend FREE weekly classes, while their children also attend classes to engage in fun, interactive activities that are proven to help process and heal from past trauma. Together, families will grow and develop skills to find stability and new hope for the future. 

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About the Curriculum 

The Family Empowerment Program curriculum allows for parents and caregivers and their children to process past trauma and properly heal in order to rebuild a brighter, happier future. Parents and caregivers attend weekly classes while their children also attend classes that are tailored to provide age-appropriate activities that are proven to help heal trauma. 

The 10-week classes are developed using a research-based model to help enhance life after domestic violence. 

We proudly offer services to all members of our community who are survivors of interpersonal or intimate partner violence (IPV), regardless of age, race, material status or gender identity. We understand each family is individual and unique. We work to walk alongside those we serve to help find hope in the future and to heal from the past. 

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children Training 

CSI's  Family Empowerment Program hosted a training in September 2021: Impact of Domestic Violence on Children with Dr. Sandra Graham-Bermann and parent survivors.

Click here to view the four-part video series. 

Questions & Contacts

Survivors of domestic violence may be referred to the Family Empowerment Program through our community partners. Individuals may also inquire about program participation by contacting CSI directly. All inquiries and personal information provided will be kept confidential for the safety of families. 

Shae Frederick
Lead Case Manager

Jana Habrock
Director of Prevention Services

If your family is in immediate danger, contact the Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 402.345.7273. 

Additional Community Resources 

211: A one-stop source of information for people in need of assistance. When you reach out to 211, they’ll assess your situation and then utilize an extensive, up-to-date database to find the best resource(s) to meet your needs.

The Wellbeing Partners: Get connected with some of the many mental health resources in your community. The following lists highlight a few of our partners in mental health

Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

Youth Emergency Services (YES):  The YES Emergency Shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with youth workers, counselors and homeless youth advocates.

Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA): The WCA assists anyone in the Omaha area who is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. Our free, high-quality services address our clients’ immediate safety needs and help them to grow into independence over time.

The Family Empowerment Program was supported by Grant Number 90EV0472 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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