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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
Financial Abuse is Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.  Domestic violence does not discriminate.  Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

Financial abuse, along with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, include behaviors to intentionally manipulate, intimidate, and threaten the victim in order to entrap a person in the relationship. In some cases, financial abuse is present throughout the relationship and in other cases financial abuse becomes present when the survivor is attempting to leave or has left the relationship. The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but can include tactics to conceal information, limit the victim’s access to assets, or reduce accessibility to the family finances. 

The Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence and Healthy Relationships is raising community awareness to the issue of Financial Abuse this October as part of its efforts to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Information, articles and videos will be made available on the Facebook page  of the Scarsdale Coalition throughout the month.  Our  efforts will include a special presentation by Susan Carroll, Director of Training, Outreach, and Education from Pace Women’s Justice Center. Her presentation can be heard at the coalition’s community meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 9:00 am in Room 170-172 of the Scarsdale School District.  The meeting is open to the public.  

     Time to get     S-O-C-I-A-L
Social Skill Groups for 
boys and girls ages 6-10 years old.
Fall Groups Begin
October 10th and 11th 2017

Social skills are an essential component of a child’s academic success, behavior, and peer/ family relationships.  Using the evidence-based program, Second Step, S-O-C-I-A-L includes videos, interactive activities, and games to teach different elements of social skill development. Program outcomes include the ability to:
• Make friends
• Regulate difficult emotions
• Be empathetic
• Resolve conflict

Three parent workshops are provided as part of our program to support parents and help them model and reinforce the skills their children are learning.

For more information, or to schedule an intake, call
James Genova, LCSW
Scarsdale Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser
SFCS Starry Night Fundraiser

First Annual Thomas Sobol Service Award 
Winners Announced

Two long time Scarsdale employees, Christopher O’Brien, Director of Information Services for the Village of Scarsdale, and Christopher Renino, Assistant Principal at Scarsdale High School, will be the recipients of the first annual Thomas Sobol Award for Service to the Community. They will be honored at a luncheon to be held at the offices of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service at noon on December 8th. The announcement was made on November 17th by SFCS Board President Kathy Steves. Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service is the sponsor of the Award.  Read More

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