Helping Children To Break Free
As we continue on our journey of building safer families, it is vital that we stop the cycle of domestic and family violence being perpetuated into the next generation.
Research informs us of the devastating effects that violence and abuse has on a child well into their future, and we acknowledge children can often be the forgotten victims.
Our Break Free program provides effective early intervention for primary school aged children who have experienced domestic and family violence. Created to run hand in hand with our Domestic Violence Accommodation Support work, the program teaches children about family violence, how to deal with feelings – particularly anger, and the importance of healthy relationships.
The program also engages specialists including an Art Therapist, as well as creative projects, games, and activities such as kicking a ball around with a positive male role model.