Sticks & Stones® was created in 1997, based on the need for interventions serving child victims of domestic violence in Monterey County. The targeted population is vulnerable to repeat the patterns of violence they are learning in their homes and communities. Sticks & Stones® school-based program is a counseling program for children who have learned to express their feelings in unhealthy ways. The program consists of ten weekly meetings with groups of 2-5 children. They learn healthy ways to express their feelings and are taught how to stay safe in a violent home. This furthers Harmony At Home’s mission by breaking dysfunctional family patterns, thus promoting healthier family systems both now and in the future.

Sticks & Stones® is currently serving Aromas-San Juan Unified School District, Chualar Union School District, King City Unified School District, Monterey County Home Charter School, Salinas City Elementary School District, Salinas Union High School District, San Ardo Union Elementary School District, Santa Rita Union School District, and Soledad Unified School District.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Sticks & Stones® counseling team, please click here!

Additional Forms

Stick & Stones® English and Spanish Flyers

Stick & Stones® English and Spanish Flyers (Youth)

If you would like more information on the Sticks & Stones® program, please contact the Sticks & Stones® Program Manager, Lorena Rodriguez, at

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