Story eleven – Eli’s Mum
"My son Eli has been through more than any child should. More than most adults would know how to handle…. which sometimes makes him pretty hard to handle. Parenting a child who’s experienced trauma can take a lot out of you. Especially when you are struggling with the same trauma. I always thought asking for help is a sign of weakness, but it isn’t. Sometimes you just can’t deal with it on your own.
I am so thankful that Eli’s school connected us with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. It’s heartwarming to know that there are people who’ll provide your child support and that there are people out there who will help you."
"Early on when my grief was still strong and I couldn’t find sleep, I made a decision that my anger would not turn to hate..."Read More >
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"When kids arrive at the refuge, they’re generally in the corner or hiding behind mum. They’ve often been through a horrific experience, and seen things no child – or even adult – should see..."Read More >
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