East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

Recognise, Reconnect and Rebuild Group

Therapeutic group sessions for children recovering from the effects of living with domestic abuse (DA). These are run in parallel with sessions for their mothers to achieve the best outcomes for the whole family.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092643)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,370

Donations

21

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • "I understand what happened more" "We talked about anger and made volcanoes to show explosions of anger" "I feel braver when I'm walking to school" "It's nice to know we're not alone"

    — Quotes from children attending the 1st group

  • "Every time after the group, he's always better" "Doing it together means he wouldn't think he was the one with the problem" She deals with things differently now, we've bonded more!

    — Quotes from Mums attending the first group

  • "ESDAS has been my lifeline, it's been four years and I'm still here thanks to them....I had a friend who said that ESDAS were good. She suggested I speak to them...I can ring any time.

    — Quote from one of the Mums on the first course

  • "I understand what happened more" "We talked about anger and made volcanoes to show explosions of anger" "I feel braver when I'm walking to school" "It's nice to know we're not alone"

    — Quotes from children attending the 1st group

  • "Every time after the group, he's always better" "Doing it together means he wouldn't think he was the one with the problem" She deals with things differently now, we've bonded more!

    — Quotes from Mums attending the first group

  • "ESDAS has been my lifeline, it's been four years and I'm still here thanks to them....I had a friend who said that ESDAS were good. She suggested I speak to them...I can ring any time.

    — Quote from one of the Mums on the first course

Situation

Children who have been exposed to DA need guidance and support in moving on from what happened to their family. They lack self-esteem and may blame themselves in part for what happened. They have experienced abuse, separation and loss.

Solution

Weekly sessions help children to identify and express their feelings and to learn strategies on managing these emotions through fun and child-centred activities. The mothers concurrent group helps them to understand their children's experience and to enhance positive parenting and family recovery.