CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
TDAS recognise the need to offer both intervention support services and prevention and educational services to children and young people who have been subject to or who are at risk of domestic abuse.
The children and young people we work with in the refuge are often confused and traumatised by what has happened. They may have had to lose contact with their family, move schools, leave behind their friends and hobbies. They have to start all over again in a new area to rebuild their lives.
OUR AIM IS TO MAKE THE CHILDREN'S STAY WITH US A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE AND A HAPPY TIME
This is done by:
Helping them to settle into the refuge
Gaining access to new schools
Making sure their needs are met by trying to integrate them into the local community
Providing play sessions
Providing one-to-one support
Providing family sessions
Organising family/group activities and outings
Whilst we provide support for children and young people living in our accommodation, we also offer support to children and young people in the community.
We offer a range of services that support children and young people who have been exposed to domestic abuse or are in their own unhealthy relationship and provide educational programmes to prevent children and young people entering into abusive relationships.
We have both one-to-one and group-based programmes that aim to offer emotional support and education around domestic abuse and its impacts.
RSpace© and Speak Out Speak Now© are TDAS programmes written by domestic abuse specialists in consultation with children and young people.
NEW PREVENTION & EARLIER IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMME FOR
TRAFFORD SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Working with Trafford Council and Mad Theatre Company, TDAS are now offering a brand new service to Trafford secondary schools that supports young people to understand healthy relationships.
The programme consists of:
Education and training to teaching staff and other staff working with young people to enable:
The identification of unhealthy relationships
The appropriate response and recording of disclosures of domestic abuse
The adoption of an early help approach through referrals to appropriate services
A drama based intervention to year 9 – 11 pupils that explores healthy relationships.
For further information on this new service, please contact our CYP Coordinator