Children, young people & family services
The children, young people and family services are there to help you and your child come to terms with the violence you have experienced.
Therapeutic, individual and group support will allow your child to explore their feelings about what they have experienced or seen or heard and to help you to understand how your child has been affected by violence.
Our range of services can help you understand the impact of violence on your family and can support you both to be safe and throughout your recovery.
Our children, young people & family services at Solace
Using art & drama, we will help children and young people to express their emotional and behavioural difficulties caused by their experience of violence and/or abuse in a safe environment amongst their peers or in an individual session.
Family Support Workers and Play Workers can provide practical and emotional support to you and your children within our refuges. They offer play sessions for under-fives, afterschool support sessions, and individual and group sessions to help children with what they’ve been through.
Our Children and Young People Advocate, based in hospital settings, provides coordinated, holistic support to help you and your family navigate relevant specialist services after experiencing sexual abuse.
We run group programmes including ARISE, Parallel Programme and Picking Up the Pieces, which provide a safe place for you to explore parenting after domestic abuse and the impact of domestic abuse on your children. The groups allows you to develop the strength and resilience to help you and your children recover and rebuild your lives.
Designed in partnership with young people, we offer training to young people and professionals to become champions in their schools and local communities. Course participants gain an understanding of the different types of Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG), how to safely challenge abusive behaviour and access sources of support.