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Shalom At Home

Counseling and support for Jewish families affected by domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is a pattern of coercive tactics which can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against an adult intimate partner with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control over the victim.   Abuse is as prevalent in Jewish homes as in the general population.   Jewish women tend to stay in the relationship longer - 7 to 8 years as opposed to 5 years for the general population.  Shalom Bayit (peace in the home) is frequently cited as part of the reason why Jewish women "stay" in abusive relationships.

For Jewish families affected by domestic violence, SHALOM AT HOME offers:

** Counseling for adults and children affected by family violence
** Support groups for women and adolescents who have been abused by intimate partners
** Information and referral to legal services and shelters.

The program also offers community outreach and education as well as training for professionals from other institutions.

Shalom at Home, part of the WJCS Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse, is funded by the Margery Price Endowment Fund with support from the Jewish Women's Foundation.

Contact: Sylvana Trabout, LCSW, Asst. Director, Treatmt Center for Trauma & Abuse
Phone: 914-949-7699 ext 371   Email:  strabout@wjcs.com