Domestic violence is a vice that is rooted in the societies and applies in equal proportions to both rich and poor families. In addition, unmarried couples in relationships are also victims of domestic violence. For this reason, the purpose of the prevention group will be to educate participants on the dangers of domestic violence in a bid to prevent the perpetuation of this menace. The target audience for the group will be ten to fifteen couples who are victims of domestic violence, and their diversities will range from married couples to dating couples.
The qualities of a marriage or family counselor are invaluable for such a group. Therefore, a certified marriage counselor will be involved during the therapy process. It is noteworthy that the program will have a comprehensive curriculum to be followed all through the sessions. However, adaptations that favor unmarried couples will have to be integrated within the curriculum (Marini, & Mark 96).
The group's purpose will be to alleviate cases of domestic violence in the communities. As a result, the group conforms to the purpose of the agency that is the prevention of social ills and growth and development of people living in the societies. After the end of the program, it is expected that the results will be reciprocated to the larger community involving couples that were not part of the program (Marini, & Mark 116).
Description of the group
Members of this group will be volunteer couples recruited by random adverts posted on billboards in one neighborhood. Ordinarily, the first session of such groups typically entail orientation programs like communicating the purposes of the group (Marini, & Mark 111). Subsequent sessions will include the identification and changing of systems that perpetuate domestic violence.
Participants of the counseling sessions will have to be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. For this reason, the outcomes of the therapy sessions will be evaluated by the frequency of violence amongst the subjects as compared to previous frequencies. The group will have met the intended purpose when the number of violent incidences and reactions reduce amongst the families (Marini, & Mark 116).
My previous growth and development membership
I have once been a member of the drug and substance abuse eradication and prevention group. Being part of this program had a significant impact on my social life as it made me understand the drivers of drug and substance abuse. Additionally, the program helped me take adequate measures of avoiding drug and substance addiction.
If asked to lead a prevention group, I would readily identify a member who has difficulty in building trust by evaluating his or her participation during the sessions as compared to when therapy sessions are not in progress. For example, a drug or substance addict may not want to participate by sharing his or her experiences with others when he/she has difficulty in building trust. I am interested in helping a social worker in a drug and substance abuse eradication and prevention program because I have been there before and know how it works.
There is a drug and substance abuse eradication and prevention group in my neighborhood. The group, whose target audience is youths who are aged between 15 and 25, is sponsored by the United Nations and one other non-governmental organization. This group promotes healthy functioning amongst the youths in my area by teaching them on the dangers o drug and substance abuse. It appears that this group has a clear purpose because it deals with drug abuse alone, and this is its most significant strength. However, this group seems to have loopholes that are yet to be addressed. There is hardly a formal recruitment procedure for this group and neither is there a definite membership requirement. It implies that members attend therapy sessions only when they deem fit.
Marini, Irmo, and Mark A. Stebnicki. The Professional Counselor's Desk Reference. New York: Springer Pub, 2009. Internet source.