Shalom At Home
Counseling and support for Jewish families affected by domestic abuse
Domestic abuse, or a pattern of coercive tactics which can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against an adult partner, is as prevalent in Jewish homes as in the general population. Maintaining the value of shalom bayit (peace in the home), Jewish women tend to stay in the abusive relationship longer, 7 to 8 years as opposed to 5 years for the general population, and are reluctant to face the stigma associated with domestic abuse. 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 is funded by the Margery Price Endowment Fund and with support from the Jewish Women's Foundation.
Contact Sylvana Trabout, LCSW, assistant director, Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma and Promoting Resilience
914-949-7699 x471; [email protected]