The aim of the programme is to create a safe space for children and provide them with the opportunity to disclose, understand and process the hurting they have heard or witnessed within their families. The group encourages communication between family members and provides an opportunity for children to start to rebuild trust within the family unit.
Mothers participate in an adult group during the same time frame as the child’s participation in the children’s group. This is to ensure that mothers are supported and are best prepared to facilitate their children’s process of healing. The mother’s group is a safe and supporting environment providing an opportunity, for women, to explore and reflect on how best to support their children.
The programme is delivered over 12 weekly sessions and offered to children between the ages of four to sixteen. Trained facilitators create a safe and supporting environment in which children cover topics such as awareness of feelings, conflict resolution, managing anger, problem solving, responsibility and safety planning.
Our next stronger Families programme is planned to start in January 2017 in Sudbury
– we are currently taking referrals for this programme.
For more information or to make a referral contact