Therapeutic Support for children and young people (3-15yrs) who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse
The effects of domestic abuse on children can include:
- Feeling anxious and fearful
- Hyper vigilance
- Experiencing negative impact on their confidence, self esteem and overall emotional development and well-being.
- Poor social skills
- Aggressive and/or challenging behaviour
Comets & Rockets Group (3-15 yrs)
The group sessions aim to improve children’s:
- Understanding of domestic abuse/ healthy relationships
- Express their feelings
- Communication within their family unit
- Confidence and well-being
Session run during school holidays and all content and materials are age appropriate.
Comets & Rockets Play Therapy Sessions (3-15 yrs)
Weekly 1-1 Play Therapy sessions last approximately an hour and are held at the Teulu MAC for a minimum of 10 sessions. This period may be extended after review with the child and parent/carer.
Play Therapy helps children in a variety of ways. Children receive emotional support and can learn to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts. Sometimes they may re-enact or play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future. Children may also learn to manage relationships and conflicts in more appropriate ways.
Child Parent Relationship Mentoring
A 10 week parent/carer programme that teaches parents to work in a therapeutic manner with their children through instruction, demonstration of play sessions and support during home play. Parents are taught reflective listening, how to identify and respond to their child’s feelings, how to set limits and how to increase their child’s self-esteem during weekly play sessions.
How to access the programme
We accept self referrals from families together with agency referrals. For more information, to discuss the programme or make a referral, please contact:
Safer Merthyr Tydfil – Sarah Wilson Telephone: 01685 353999
Fax: 01685 353990 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to deliver these support programmes, Safer Merthyr Tydfil recognises the contribution, support and funding received from BBC Children in Need.