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Strength at Home Program
Are you struggling with conflict in your relationship?
Strength at Home is here to help.
Strength at Home is a trauma-informed and evidence-based group program for Veterans who struggle with conflict in their relationships. Groups are conducted with 5-8 Veterans per group (in person or virtually) over a 12-week period. Groups meet once per week for two hours. Groups focus on providing education and therapy related to trauma and aggression and teach conflict management skills to deescalate difficult situations, assertiveness training, and communication skills. Separate groups can be offered for men and women. The program is comprehensive and includes a pre-group individual assessment meeting, outreach to partners and referral sources.
Who is this group for:
Veterans struggling with conflict and anger in intimate relationships and who may be at risk for using violence.
What we do in the group:
Strength at Home
- Is the only program demonstrated through clinical trials for Veterans to reduce aggression in relationships.
- Participants report extremely high satisfaction with the program.
“Strength at Home has really impacted my life positively by giving me the tools necessary for good listening and expressing my feelings effectively. It has also given me different ways to cope and communicate.”
◾ This group maybe acceptable for court mandated individuals but, it is a local decision whether, Strength at Home will meet any court mandated requirements.
◾ Interested Veterans will complete an individual assessment with a trained group facilitator to discuss interest in the group, ensure the group will meet the Veteran’s needs, and complete program assessments before and after completion of the program. Information provided by participants in the program is confidential and protected according to VA guidelines.
◾ Groups may be offered several times each week during the day and/or evening, depending on location and availability. Strength at Home - Flyer here.
Contact your local Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator to determine if Strength at Home is available at your facility or to make a referral.
For more information about Strength at Home, visit www.strengthathome.org.