The aim of the counselling is prompt, intensive support work, which includes building protection and security for women and their children.
It serves to stabilise the situation and to develop strategies for action.
Employees inform the person concerned about the Violence Protection Act and the possibility of a criminal complaint. They support women in case of uncertainties or decision-making processes, with their needs and goals prioritised.
Staff support them in coming to terms with the violence they have experienced. Advice is also given to women who want to return to their partner. Topics such as security measures, contact points for couple conversations, etc. play a role. We also provide information on legal issues related to separation and divorce. In addition to psychosocial support, with the consent of those affected, “bridges” may be built to further advice and other help systems.
Furthermore, employees of the women’s intervention centre accompany women to offices, lawyers, and court hearings if desired.
Women who feel threatened in their home despite the eviction of the violent man, can still seek protection in a women’s refuge. In these cases the intervention centre will arrange a place in a women’s shelter for the woman and her children.
In addition, the intervention centre, like the counselling centre, also serves as a contact point for friends, relatives, neighbours and colleagues of the person concerned.
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