Intimate Partner Violence

Are you or someone you know experiencing violence from a partner?

Intimate Partner Violence may include:

  • Threats and intimidation
  • Destruction of property
  • Sexual or physical violence
  • Emotional control

We provide high-quality counseling to adult and child survivors. If you are currently in or have been in a violent relationship, you may qualify for these services.

About the Program

Our Intimate Partner Violence Program is funded by a grant from the Verizon Foundation. Its aim is to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence by promoting self-awareness and support for survivors.

Before entering the program, participants are asked to participate in two pre-program assessment sessions. This provides important information which will be used to help mental health professionals better understand intimate partner violence and how best to meet participants’ needs within the program.

There are two components to the program:

Individual Therapy: Participants are required to attend weekly individual therapy sessions with Marriage and Family Therapy Trainees or Doctoral Student Trainees under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals. These therapists complete extensive training in a specialization course focused specifically on treating survivors and families affected by intimate partner violence.

Group Therapy: A 12-week group which allows participants the opportunity to explore relationship dynamics and intimate partner interactions in the midst of a supportive group environment.

For more information, please contact:
Jenna Knauss
805.493.3621
866.587.6685 x8
jknauss@callutheran.edu

Survivor's Resources

Coalition for Family Harmony

Offers crisis response, shelters, legal help, parenting classes, and counseling.

Main Office: 805.983.6014
Emergency Shelter: 805.656.1111
thecoalition.org

Interface Children and Family Services

Emergency and transitional shelters, 24/7 Family Violence Response Team, counseling, and parenting support. 805.485.6114
icfs.org

Many Mansions

Affordable housing, job development, life skills training, and food assistance.
805.496.4948
manymansions.org

Prototypes Women's Center

Provides housing and support for women and children recovering from domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, and mental or physical health problems.
prototypes.org

DA Crime Victim's Assistance Program

Offers legal counsel and court advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

Verizon

This issue is close to our hearts.

Following the death of an employee due to intimate partner violence, Verizon became committed to providing awareness and resources for individuals in the community who are affected by intimate partner violence. Services provided by the Community Counseling Center are funded through a grant from Verizon.