From Surviving to Thriving
Surviving to Thriving is an 8-week psychoeducational outreach group designed to educate caregivers and their children about abuse, mitigate risk factors, increase safety, and develop coping strategies to build resiliency. Caregivers will learn the impact of trauma and abuse on children, how to support them emotionally and enhance attachment using positive parenting skills. Sessions will allow children to identify their emotions, have healthy communication skills and learn to cope with anger. The program’s framework is structured around the ideology that victims and children are not responsible for the abuse they have experienced, and the focus is on healing and strengthening the bond between caregiver and child.
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Building Rapport What is Abuse Safety Planning Feelings/Anger Responsibility
Self-Esteem Communication Problem Solving Celebration
Children must be ages 6-12 years
Teens must be ages 13-17 years
Children must be able to participate in group setting and separate from their parent/caregiver
Caregiver/client must have separated from abuser within the last 1-2 years
Family must be safe
Children must be in the care of the client (parent/caregiver) or be able to attend the group with the client
Must have parental consent for child to participate
- 6-8 caregivers/clients