INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc., excels in providing counseling services to our residential and non-residential adults, children and families. Our team of licensed staff and master counselors provide counseling for victims and survivors of domestic violence  Services are available in both English and Spanish

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Victims and survivors of domestic violence receive individual counseling by appointment. The individual counseling focuses on personal safety, personal growth, development, and improving interpersonal relationships. Participation is voluntary and available to residential and non-residential clients. No fees for service.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP

Group counseling for victims and survivors of domestic violence and provides a safe environment to process emotions, share experiences, as well as become educated on the dynamics of domestic violence. The group sessions emphasize safety, learning how to take care of one’s self and assisting their children in the healing process. Participants must be female, and 18 years of age or older. Sessions are available to residential and non-residential clients. No fees for service.

CHILDREN’S COUNSELING

Children’s counseling provides a variety of therapeutic services suited to meet the developmental and emotional needs of each child. Play therapy, individual, and group counseling are offered to help children process and heal from domestic violence. Services are provided to every child at the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter, as well as any child needing therapeutic services at our Broadway office. No fees for service.

MIDDLE WAY PARENTING PROGRAM

Parenting is both a joy and a lot of hard work! With each new stage of development your children go through, you may find yourself challenged and out of balance. The Middle Way Program seeks to support parents by providing strategies that re-introduce balance into the art parenting. This 10-week group is offered to any adult victim/survivor of domestic violence. Clients are welcome with or without CPS involvement. There are no fees for this service.

CELEBRATING FAMILIES

When children experience homes with chemical dependency, domestic violence, and abuse or neglect, they learn unhealthy ways of living, which often leads to future addiction, abuse, violence, and other problems.  Celebrating Families changes lives by teaching parents and children the skills needed to feel, talk, trust, and be healthy.   The 16 session curriculum covers a range of topics including communication, anger management, chemical dependency, and healthy boundaries, to name a few.  Participation in the Celebrating Families program is by Child Protective Services (CPS) referral only.

REQUEST RECORDS

Requests for your records must be done in-person at our Broadway location.   Please bring a valid ID with you. FVPS has 15 business days to provide your request of records, all requests will be sent via certified mail.

7911 Broadway 2nd Floor

San Antonio, Texas 78209       

COURT LIAISON

The primary objective of the FVPS Court Liaison Office is to provide the Bexar County Courts with immediate access to services for individuals and families of domestic violence.  Located within the Bexar Courthouse, the Court Liaison Office is used as a referral source for the individual Civil District Courts, the Children’s Courts, the Child Support Courts and the Family Drug Courts. The Court Liaison also serves the Staff Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, the Domestic Relations Office, private attorneys and the general public who visit the Courthouse daily.

Any individual who has experienced or been victimized by domestic violence and abuse is eligible to receive services.  Individuals referred to the Court Liaison are eligible to receive immediate on-site assessments for the appropriateness of a referral for services related to family violence. 

Court Liaison Office

Bexar County Courthouse

100 Dolorosa 3rd Floor

San Antonio, Texas 78205

(210) 837- 5638 phone (210) 223- 5835 fax

courtliaison@fvps.org

RECONNECTING YOUTH 

Reconnecting Youth is a school based prevention program for young people in grades 9-12 who are at risk for school dropout, drug involvement, anger/aggression, depression or suicidal behaviors.   Taught by prevention specialist, this tested and proven prevention program takes place over one semester and the participants receive ½ class credit as an elective.   The goal of this program is to empower youth to resist the dangers of substance abuse and encourage them to make healthy choices.   It will also help them to improve the skills they need in life.  

The curriculum offers:

  • Goal Setting
  • Self Esteem Enhancement Decision Making
  • Personal Control
  • Interpersonal Communication