Child Support Groups
Child Support Groups are provided for children who have experienced Domestic Violence in their families. Material presented helps participants to deal with their experiences of abuse and to reduce the risk that they, themselves, will become involved in abusive relationships as adults. Sessions are facilitated by an experienced Child & Parenting Support Worker and a successful young Armidale musician, and use music as a key medium to help the children develop self esteem, personal boundaries and protective behaviours. Participants learn skills that will assist them to maintain healthy relationships. In addition the children are guided through a number of cooking and craft activities, and participate in outings. One of the most important outcomes of the Child Support Groups is the development of a “safe” social environment where participants can feel valued and respected, while learning important life skills.