Episode 9 - Working With Teens
Domestic violence affects 1-in-3 women in the United States. While we have come to understand that forms of intimate partner violence can range from the physical to the lesser recognized forms of verbal, financial, and spiritual abuse, the impact of any form of domestic violence on children in the household is sometimes overlooked. Today we discuss that impact, specifically among teens, and how domestic violence can disrupt their home life, physical, and cognitive development.
Our guest today is Jordyn Lawson, senior director of Residential Services at Genesis Women's Shelter & Support. Ms. Lawson supervises both the emergency shelter and Annie's House transitional living program at the organization and has worked in the field of domestic violence and trauma recovery for over 12 years, conducting individual and group counseling services for women, adolescents, and children. She has a passion for ending domestic violence and helping those who have experienced the pain of trauma heal and grow. Content warnings for this episode include: physical and emotional abuse