Maria Scaros-Mercado shows a mask made by a woman in her domestic violence support group. The reflection at left represents what the victim shows the world, while the inside of the mask, right, represents what the victim is really going through. Photographed at the Women's Center of Greater Danbury on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Scaros-Mercado is a drama therapist and licensed creative arts therapist. Photo: Jason Rearick / The News-Times
Are you wondering if your relationship might be Consider making a safety plan. This infographic can help you through the planning process: good for helping people leave abusive relationships.have a plan
A Coping Toolbox filled with coping objects, items, photos, etc. for self care. This is a great idea for patients who need some coping skills. You can have them participate and make the toolbox together.
Creative arts and support offer chance to break the silence
Creative arts and support offer chance to break the silence: Group co-facilitator and creative arts therapist Maria Scaros-Mercado offers women the chance to explore their stories through art, music and motion, so they no longer feel alone.
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A mask made by a woman in a domestic violence support group shows, in the reflection at left, what the victim shows the world. The inside of the mask, right, represents what the victim is really going through. Great idea for my support group
The Suitcase Project Exhibit. Women in InterAct's Domestic Violence Education Support Groups who have created visual art displays, depicting the “baggage” victims take with them when they flee abusive relationships.