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Children & Young People

Often the biggest victims of domestic abuse are the smallest.

  • Over 30% of domestic abuse starts during pregnancy

  • In 90% of incidents children are in same or adjacent room when violence happens

 

We understand the impact domestic abuse can have on children and young people and we provide a range of service and support to meet their individual needs including:

 

  • One to one support

  • Group Work

  • One to one support

  • Personal Development Courses

  • Education & Prevention Programmes

 

This is done through a wide range of therapeutic resources, arts and crafts activities, work sheets and programmes such as Helping Hands, Transformers, Bully Busters, Self-Esteem, Confidence and Me and Heading for Healthy Relationships.

 

One To One Therapeutic Support For Children

Domestic Abuse Specialists provides one to one emotional and therapeutic support for children and young people aged 8-18 who are affected by domestic abuse in the home. Children need a listening ear, they are victims. They have a voice and want to be heard.​

 

The child’s individual needs are identified through the completion of initial assessment and reviewed throughout the period of support to ensure needs are being met.

Three main areas for support include:

 

  • Increased confidence

  • Better able to cope with distress or trauma

  • Have healthier relationships

Other areas of support include understanding separation and loss, managing anger, understanding emotions, increasing regulation, safety planning, reducing anxiety and stress. using a wide range of therapeutic resources.

 

Children’s Voices

 

“My key worker listened to me and helped me”.

“I loved the arts and craft. I now know who my safe adults are”.

“Julie took my worries away in a rocket”.

“I couldn’t sleep because I seen the bad things. I now feel safe and feel happy”.

“The games where really cool”.

“ I loved working with Danielle, she was kind and listened to me”.

Read more here: Children's Leaflet

To find out more YOU CAN call Women’s Aid ABCLN on 028 25 632136.  In an emergency always call 999.

This project is funded by funded by Children In Need.

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