The marriage, family and life counseling (EFL) supports people:
Domestic violence occurs in the context of partnership-based relationships. The counseling center offers counseling in individual and couple interviews to women, men and couples who are victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. The starting point of the work with couples is the paired dynamics, which can escalate towards the partner by disputing and dealing with physical or psychological violence. To develop de-escalation strategies, to establish communication skills, and to deal with psychological injuries is offered. The starting point of the individual work with the victim is the stabilization in the crisis situation and the development of new life perspectives in the face of traumatic experiences.
The starting point of the individual work with the perpetrator is to develop a nonviolent scope for action.
The consultations are free and open to all, regardless of sex, age, family status and denomination.
Ministerium für Heimat, Kommunales, Bau und Gleichstellung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen