Domestic Violence Prevention
SAFESTART: “THERE IS TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN OUR WORLD.”
This statement is sad but true. We work to end the cycle of violence by talking with parents and caretakers about how young children can be affected by the violence they witness, and how we can help children overcome these effects. SafeStart case management focuses on keeping the victims and children safe from violence. The program focuses on parents with young children (ages 0-6).
Even if it does not directly target the children, exposure to violence can have a significant effect on a child’s brain development and behavior. Children may exhibit symptoms such as unexplainable anxiety or an inability to focus on tasks.
APA, as the fiscal agent of Violence Against Women for API families funded by Department on the Status of Women (DOSW), provides prevention education and case management services for API families with children 0-19 years old in San Francisco.