In Australia there are almost 1 million children living with violence in the home. The violence they experience will often affect their physical and emotional development - they may feel insecure, have difficulties learning and managing their emotions. They may also find it difficult to trust others and find themselves unsure of their place in the world.
Each of these children need support to recover.
They need support to thrive.
They need support to help break the cycle of violence.
Our Children Ahead program provides intensive, therapeutic support to children and young people aged 0-18 years to assist their recovery from significant trauma or violence.
Children Ahead Fact Sheet
Having positive learning opportunities at school helps prepare children and young people for the future. We work with schools, families and children to overcome education obstacles caused by trauma.
We use age-appropriate therapeutic tools and activities to help each child and young person speak openly and safely about their experiences and feelings. They learn skills to build self-esteem and resilience and manage strong emotions.
Children and young people benefit from positive relationships. We help them build friendships, trust and develop social, communication and conflict resolution skills. We link them in with their local community by helping them access recreational and skills-based activities. Through this they can build social skills and self-confidence and develop a sense of belonging.
We help parents and carers understand their child’s behaviour from a trauma perspective and learn ways to respond differently.
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Children living in the City of Hume and the City of Brimbank who have been affected by violence or abuse are eligible to participate in the program. There is no fee to join the program. Contact us to apply or for more information
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