FREEDOM FROM TORTURE

Our work with families

Helping families to be stronger, together We treat men women and children of all ages, and recognise that the effects of torture go far beyond the individual who has has been tortured or witnessed the torture of others. Torture can have a profound effect on a survivor's family.

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It ran from 9:16 AM, 10 July 2013 to 9:16 AM, 10 July 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1000340)

Amount raised

£20

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Situation

If a person in a family has been hurt or killed the whole family suffers. Parents who have been tortured can become very distant from their children. Some mothers may have borne children as a result of being raped. Children are traumatised by witnessing torture. Torture has a profound effect on the whole family. We work together to strengthen relationships within families who may otherwise have been torn apart by the effects of torture.

Solution

In our Young People Children and Families team we work together to strengthen relationships within families who may otherwise have been torn apart by the effects of torture. As our senior family therapist says "if one person in a family has been hurt or killed, the whole family suffers. Through family therapy, those who remain can be brought together to talk and redevelop their lives as individuals and as a group."