2004 ZISVAW Grantees Project Descriptions
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2004 ZISVAW Grantees: Project Descriptions Zonta Clubs of Marietta and Environs, Ohio (USA) Partnering Organizations: EVE, Incorporated Project Summary: EVE, Inc. will provide intensive therapy groups to children from violent homes in an effort to break the cycle of violence. Art therapy will be used to help children express themselves through non-verbal communication. The six to eight weeklong groups will be segregated by age, with ages ranging from five to 17 years old, and the group activities will be tailored to be age appropriate. Zonta Club of Greater Beloit Area, Wisconsin (USA) Partnering Organizations: Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc. Project Summary: The Chrysalis Project is a secondary prevention strategy that seeks to prevent victimization of women through timely intervention efforts with an at-risk population of young adolescent female victims of sexual abuse. Over the course of a year, the project will run three, 16 weeklong programs for six to eight girls at one time. Each program will work to help the girls and their parents understand the possible effects of abuse. The girls will be taught assertiveness and relationship skills and will be given the opportunity to experience what it means to be empowered. Finally, the groups will work together on an art therapy project called the Chrysalis mosaic. This mosaic will be a visual representation of the victims’ abuse and will represent images of their “new self.” Zonta Club of Roseburg, Oregon (USA) Partnering Organization: Battered Persons’ Advocacy Project Summary: The goals of this project are to decrease the long-term negative impact of domestic violence on children and increase safety and support services to child victims of domestic violence. The project design include tertiary prevention strategies, such as crisis intervention, emergency shelter and case management, that will prevent the families from returning to the violent home. A peer counseling and education component for children will be provided to prevent long-term consequences of the abuse. The funding will pay for one full-time Child’s Advocate who will coordinate 24 separate developmental activities/session for the children in the shelter. These activities will include art therapy, second step violence prevention curriculum activities and group sessions. Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide.