Advice for Children and Young People

In 90% of homes where there is domestic abuse, children are in the same or next room when it happens.

According to the Department of Health, at least 750,000 children a year witness domestic violence. In some cases, the children themselves will suffer physical or sexual abuse from the same perpetrator.

Rise offers special services to help children, young people and families affected by domestic abuse.  
For more information about any of the services below please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Rising Stars
Rising Stars is a 6 week group for children aged 6-11. It focuses on ‘Protective Behaviours’ which is all about learning how to keep safe through a variety of fun activities. The children learn about who we can talk to, what our bodies do to let us know we feel unsafe and what we can do when we have these feelings.
Parent Child Therapy
Rise has workers trained in the Parent/Child game with positive outcomes for families:
•Enabling parents and children to have the best possible relationships with each other.
•Improving the quality of parent-child interaction on a daily basis.
•Empowering parents with the relational resources which will enhance their child’s well-being on a long term basis
•Enabling parents to feel deeply fulfilled in their parental role
Parenting
We offer one to one parenting work for women or for women and children together, working with a variety of fun activities. We offer support through the CAF process and offer advice around parenting issues such as contact.
Schools
We offer primary schools a programme to help them teach young children about healthy relationships by using the ‘Expect Respect’ Women’s Aid toolkit. We also offer secondary schools consultation and inclusion in Citizen’s Day programmes.
Young People
We run a drop-in group for young people aged 12-17. This space is for young people to talk about their experiences of domestic abuse in a safe space with people of a similar age.
Mentoring
We offer one to one support for children and young people aged 6-18 years dealing with the effects of living with domestic abuse in the home
By Mums For Mums
Our By Mums For Mums groups enable women of similar aged children to offer advice on their experiences. All of the groups focus around keeping safe and take direction from the women to offer advice on personal queries relating to children.
Toddler Group (5 and under)
Primary school Group (5-11)
Teenage Group (12 +)
Child & Adolescent Creative Arts Psychotherapy
We offer individual creative arts psychotherapy sessions to children and young people aged 5-18 years. 
We also offer therapeutic groups for young people who are themselves in abusive relationships or who have experienced parental domestic abuse. Using the arts and play can help the young person express difficult thoughts and feelings which have previously been unexpressed.

RISE offers special services to help children, young people and families affected by domestic abuse.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars is a 6 week group for children aged 6-11. It focuses on ‘Protective Behaviours’ which is all about learning how to keep safe through a variety of fun activities.

The children learn about who we can talk to, what our bodies do to let us know we feel unsafe and what we can do when we have these feelings.

Parent Child Therapy

RISE has workers trained in the Parent/Child game with positive outcomes for families:

  • Enabling parents and children to have the best possible relationships with each other.
  • Improving the quality of parent-child interaction on a daily basis.
  • Empowering parents with the relational resources which will enhance their child’s well-being on a long term basis.
  • Enabling parents to feel deeply fulfilled in their parental role.

Parenting

We offer one to one parenting work for women or for women and children together, working with a variety of fun activities. We offer advice and support around parenting issues such as contact.

Schools

We offer primary schools a programme to help them teach young children about healthy relationships by using the ‘Expect Respect’ Women’s Aid toolkit.

We also offer secondary schools consultation and inclusion in Citizen’s Day programmes.

Young People

We run a drop-in group for young people aged 12-17. This space is for young people to talk about their experiences of domestic abuse in a safe space with people of a similar age.

Mentoring

We offer one to one support for children and young people aged 6-18 years dealing with the effects of living with domestic abuse in the home.

Child & Adolescent Creative Arts Psychotherapy

Using the arts and play can help the young person express difficult thoughts and feelings which have previously been unexpressed.

We offer individual creative arts psychotherapy sessions to children and young people aged 5-18 years. 

We also offer therapeutic groups for young people who are themselves in abusive relationships or who have experienced parental domestic abuse.