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Healthy Relationships, Happy Kids

Support for You

Support for Kids

Referrals Can Help

Support Our Neighbors

Trusted Resources

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The Durham community has built a network of support for families to seek healing after violence in the home.

 

To get connected with the services that your family needs, contact Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or sbristo@dconc.gov to get started.

 

There is more than one way forward to a safe future for your family. If you just need somebody to talk to or need help finding the support your family needs, we are here to help you. Remember, you can receive help regardless of immigration status.

 

Let’s work together to find solutions for your family. Your kids count on you for physical and emotional safety, and you can count on us to help your family forward.

 

Our network of support can help you:

  • Know where to go

  • Learn what to expect

  • Help you through the system to get services you need

 

It’s never too late to get the care your family needs. Together, we can take the first step. You decide each step of the way. A better future for your child starts with asking for help now or in the future.

 

Every Family Needs Support. We Are Here to Help.

One call can make a huge difference for you and your kids.

 

Healthy Relationships, Happy Kids

Everyone deserves to be loved, respected, and cared for in their relationships. People in healthy relationships:

  • Treat each other with kindness

  • Listen to each other’s wants and needs

  • Feel safe and supported

  • Want the best for each other

It’s good for parents, and really good for kids, too.

 

If you are not in a safe, healthy relationship—it’s time to get help. You are not alone.

 

Support for You

  • Do you have high levels of anxiety and stress at home?

  • Are you afraid for yourself or your kids?

  • Do you feel isolated from people who support you?

  • Does your partner physically or verbally hurt you?

  • Does your partner try to control your actions?

  • Do you feel like your partner is stalking you while you are outside the home or at work?

 

Now is the time to ask for help.

You matter a lot. And your kids need you. Getting help for yourself can make a huge difference for you and your kids.

 

You are not alone. Get safe, private information to help your family on a path towards healing.

To get connected with the services that your family needs, contact Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or sbristo@dconc.gov to get started.

 

Support for Kids

We know you love your children. Being a loving and protective parent is the best way you

can help your kids through tough times.

  • Kids hear and see much more than we realize.

  • Kids may act out or withdraw to express their hurt.

  • Help your child talk about how they feel.

  • Spend time with your kids doing something they enjoy.

  • Older kids might need special support.

  • Get support for your kids if they need it. 

When you are safe and happy, your kids are, too.

 

Call Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or sbristo@dconc.gov to get started with the support your family needs.

 

Referrals Can Help

Getting help for yourself and your children can be the first step toward a safer home and healthier future. Local groups can help with:

  • Safety planning

  • Safe shelter

  • Support groups

  • Child care and children’s programs

  • Counseling and emotional and behavioral services.

All families need support. We are here to help!

Call Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or sbristo@dconc.gov to get started with the support your family needs.

 

Support Our neighbors

Seeing a family in crisis can leave you wanting to do something, anything. Being a caring neighbor means carefully giving information to victims without endangering his/her safety.

 

  • Download our palm card and give it to the family in crisis. [Link to palm card PDF] To protect the victim in the home, give them the card discreetly and in private. Also, read these tips for more ways to safely intervene. [Link to http://www.thehotline.org/2015/06/11/someone-i-know-is-being-abused-should-i-call-the-police/]

  • Read this website for ways to engage a child after there is violence in the home. [Link to ]

  • Contact Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or sbristo@dconc.gov to get ideas of where to start for your community.

 

Trusted Resources

Call Sabrina Bristo, Project Coordinator/Advocate, at (919) 560-8947 or sbristo@dconc.gov to get started with the support your family needs.

 

They will put you in touch with the supportive services in the Durham Domestic Violence Integrated Response System

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Durham Crisis Response Center

Crisis hotline, shelter, counseling services, legal aid

24-hour Crisis Line: 919-403-6562 (English)

                                919-519-3735 (Español)

Website: http://www.durhamcrisisresponse.org/

 

Center for Child and Family Health

Emotional and behavioral services for children and families

Phone: 919-419-3474

Website: https://www.ccfhnc.org/

 

Exchange Family Center

Prevention programs and emotional and behavioral services for families

Phone: 919-403-8249

Website: https://www.exchangefamilycenter.org/

 

Durham County DSS/Prevention Services

Referrals for housing, childcare, family counseling, legal aid

Phone: 919-560-8947

Website: http://www.dconc.gov/government/departments-f-z/social-services

 

Durham Police Department Victim Services Unit 

Victim advocacy and referrals, case updates

Phone: 919-560-4951

Website: https://durhamnc.gov/Directory.aspx?did=31

 

DCRC Family Justice Center

Protective orders, Explanation of court procedures

Phone: 919-450-8970

Website: http://www.durhamcrisisresponse.org/

 

Resources for Older Children:

 

EMERGENCY / CRISIS INTERVENTION

POLICE/FIRE/EMS ………………………………….…....…………. 911

National DV Hotline …….…………………. …..…… 800-799-SAFE

National Crisis Line …………………………………. 866-WE-LISTEN

Child Help Hotline …………………….……………. 1-800-4A-CHILD

 

For more information on resources available to help, please visit Durham Network of Care:

http://tinyurl.com/durham-cares

 

This resource is supported by Grant Number 90EV0449 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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