Reflection Of The Sojourner Center

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One way that I would assist the clients in this group to mobilize their strengths is by assuring them that their identified strengths, no matter what they are, are what make them strong. In order for someone to make a change they first must truly believe in it and in this case, believing in their strengths is what will get them to work through their current situation. Sometimes they just need to be reminded that they have strengths and it is a matter of assessing themselves.
In order to start mobilizing their strengths it will take encouragement and validation. Through their relationship they have been perceived by their abuser as being worthless. By validating that they are worth more than what they have been told can help to encourage their
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Individuals are provided with meals, basic needs, and housing. This agency also provides safety planning and counseling for individuals.
Sojourner Center helps victims with the legal system such as assisting with protective orders, education on the legal system, advocacy, and accompanying the client to court (if relevant). Clients are also assisted with staying safe and learning to live independently with services such as goal setting, support classes, life skills, and much more. The Sojourner Center is a safe place where women can escape their situation and work to better their situation.
A more recent one is the media. The media has been coming up with various commercials targeting the domestic violence issue. They have brought public attention to the issue and getting viewers to acknowledge it and address it. Domestic violence is such a sensitive topic and outside people may feel uncomfortable talking about it because they are unaware of how they can help. Sometimes it is a matter or speaking up and advocating for those who are unable to do it for
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