AMG Behavioral Health-Yankton provides support groups for adult and child survivors of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse, as well as threats of abuse. We know that children who grow up in abusive homes are more likely to be abused and have behavioral problems than are other children. As adults, they are more likely to become abusers or think abuse is a normal part of a relationship.
The scars of domestic violence and abuse run deep. The trauma of what you’ve been through can stay with you long after you’ve escaped the abusive situation. You may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger that you just can’t kick. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Counseling, therapy, and support groups for domestic abuse survivors and children who have experienced or witnessed abuse can help process what you’ve been through and learn how to build new and healthy relationships. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.