Anger is an acceptable emotion. It is important for our physical and mental health that we express our anger in appropriate ways.
When anger is expressed in violent ways, serious problems arise. We need to realize that violence is a learned behavior. It is used to gain control of a situation, reliever stress or punish others.
Because violence produces such immediate results. It is often a challenge to change without outside help. Just as violence is a learned behavior, we can change that behavior by learning to handle stress and frustration in more constructive ways.
Winning works to stop the cycle of violence in our community by helping build healthy lives and healthy families.
Domestic violence is:
- Verbal abuse — Exploding in anger, yelling, name-calling, put-downs, blaming, or threats of harm.
- Physical abuse — Slapping, punching, shaking, pushing, restraining, or any physical contact while angry.
- Damaging property or pets — throwing objects, breaking things, or hurting animals.
Objectives of Winning:
The Winning program focuses primarily on the abuser. We must face our own issues before relationships can become violence free. Key objectives include:
- Taking responsibility for our own behavior.
- Learning and practicing alternative to violence.
- Working through issues that affect our feelings and actions.
Winning welcomes people of all ages who are committed to ending their abusive and violent ways.
Fees are determined by a sliding scale based on ability to pay.
Our court-approved counseling services are confidential. Winning assures that privacy will be respected.
This is an important first step — and the most difficult hurdle of all. To admit to a problem takes courage. We will support you in every way we can. Ph: 541-382-1943