About DOVES Network
DOVES Network's overarching goal is to reduce traumatic stress symptoms while overall improving the functioning and development of adolescents that’s been exposed to the trauma impact of domestic and sexual violence.
We do this through -
Helping children understand and manage their emotions
Building confidence, resiliency, infusing hope and teaching new coping skills while healing
Uprooting the trauma effects of self-sabotaging and self-medicating attitudes and behaviors
Improving communication and social skills through age-appropriate programs
Promoting positive relationships and building healthy conflict resolution skills
We Focus on
Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) when a person grows up living in a home with violence between their parents or violence towards a parent. The children's power and control wheel is shown on the home page and is used to help identify the effects of witnessing and hearing the violence has on children. and the root cause of CDV...
Domestic Violence a pattern of abusive and threatening actions used to dominate power and control over a spouse or in an intimate dating partner or spouse. An abusive partner uses many types of abuse. Domestic violence isn't just physical, it also includes sexual violence, threats, and intimidation, stalking, digital, emotional, psychological, financial control, and spiritual abuse.
Sexual Violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim..
We further believe in:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - We believe in the strength of diversity and value differences among ourselves and our communities. We believe that equity should be a true norm. We believe in the equality of all and in individual human rights, regardless of; race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, immigration status, age, gender identity/expression, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, veteran’s or military status, or any other protected characteristic under the law.
Why a Trauma-Informed Approached?
Trauma-Informed Care recognizes the presence of impact that trauma has and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual's life, along with how to overcome it.