FACT (Family and child treatment)

 

stop Domestic Violence

The STOP Domestic Violence Program, funded by the Violence Against Women Act, supports a collaboration between FACT and The Shade Tree to provide an array of wrap around services to female victims of abuse which include shelter, mental health services and advocacy support. 


Recently, and for many years, Nevada has been ranked as the number one most dangerous state in the country (Rankings of States in Most Dangerous/Safest State Awards 1994 to 2007. December, 2008).    In 2008, the national Violence Policy Center’s annual report ranked Nevada as the Number One state among the top ten states with the highest rates of female homicide.   This ranking was earned from the fact that 40 females were murdered by males in Nevada in 2006, making the homicide rate among females murdered by males in Nevada 3.27 per 100,000 (“When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data Violence Policy Center. Washington, DC.  September, 2008).  In Nevada, it is estimated that more than 36,000 women are battered each year, with approximately 78% of incidents occurring in Clark County (Courts in Clark County/Government. 2008).  These startling numbers of victims of abuse demonstrated the immediate and vital need to provide victims of violence with time sensitive mental health treatment, advocacy, and ancillary services creating the partnership between FACT and The Shade Tree.


Each week, a FACT Clinical Therapist facilitates a Psycho-educational group at Shade Tree that covers a series of 8 topics which aim to break the cycle of domestic violence. Group participants are expected to be present for each of the 8 topics, and receive a certificate when this has been completed. This group is provided at no cost to the client.