Group Observation Guidelines

Step 1)  In order to observe a RENEW Program support and intervention group you are expected to first listen to one audio-conference and read at least one article regarding women’s use of force.

Step 2)  After you have listened to an audioconference and read an article, please contact the RENEW Program Coordinator at 734.971.9781 ext. 489 to schedule a group observation date and time.

Step 3)  On the scheduled date, you are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes before the group you are scheduled to observe.  Please note:  If you arrive late for the group you will not be permitted to observe group that particular day.

Step 4)  Once you arrive at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, please inform the front desk person that you are at the agency to observe a RENEW group and need to speak with the RENEW Program Coordinator.

Step 5) While you wait for the RENEW Program Coordinator, you will be asked to sign an Observer Confidentiality form.  

Step 6)  The group is two hours in duration.  You will be expected to stay for the entire group.

Step 7)  Please plan to remain after the group, for a minimum of 15 minutes, for brief processing.

Step 8)  After attending the group we ask that you complete a brief online survey:


We look forward to hearing from you!