Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program
The Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program is an intervention/research project for African American women who have experienced domestic violence. The project is offered through Grady Health System and the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Domestic violence can involve hitting or punching, but also includes sexual, psychological or emotional abuse as well. It is a way that one person asserts power and control over another person. You may be a survivor even if you have no physical injuries.
- Are you a Survivor of Domestic Violence?
- Does your partner ever make you afraid?
- Does your partner ever push or hit you?
- Does your partner tell you that you deserve to be hurt?
- Does your partner try to control how you live, look, act, think, and spend money?
- Does your partner put you down?
- Does your partner blame you when something goes wrong?
- Does your partner often accuse you of "coming on" to other people?
- Does your partner demand sex when you say "no"?
- Do you feel as though you “walk on eggshells” so your partner won't get upset?
- Does your partner often try to keep you from your friends?
- Does your partner control your money?
In our research, we have found that many women who experience violence in their relationships often find themselves feeling overwhelmed, depressed, hopeless and faced with thoughts of suicide.
The Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program is designed to help prevent and reduce the amount of violence that women face in their relationships. It also helps reduce suicidal ideation in abused women, by helping them feel more positive about themselves, more able to cope with stresses in their lives, and more connected to other people and their community.
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS ABOVE ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THE GRADY NIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER YOU SUPPORT, INFORMATION, GUIDANCE, AND RESOURCES.
What does the Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program Offer?
- A 10 session intervention program for abused African American women
- Weekly support groups for women who have experienced domestic violence
- Weekly support groups for women who have had suicidal thoughts and feelings
- A resource room where women can find reading materials and other information about domestic violence, suicidal behavior, housing, jobs, education, counseling, and child care
- A listening ear for women who need someone to talk to for support
For more information about the Grady Nia Domestic Violence Program, you can call us at (404) 616-2897.