Covid-19 Service UPDATE...
This programme is continuing with some adaptations to ensure the safety of everyone taking part.
It is usually carried out face to face, however, for the academic year 2020/21 we will be facilitating the work online due to the COVID pandemic. We hope to begin facilitating face to face group work in 2021/2022.
For the online programme, we will work with small groups of 4 CYP, with each group being split into appropriate developmental age groups.
To ensure there is equality of access to the programme we are providing the technology required to participate such as laptops, earphones and internet access if and where required.
These will take place over the 3 school terms of the academic year. Group numbers will increase to 6 CYP per group when we resume face to face group work.
Normal service details...
Cedar is a unique way of working with children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic abuse.
CEDAR is a therapeutic group work programme for children and young people aged 4 - 16 who have experienced domestic abuse.
The Cedar programme takes place over 12 weeks with groups for children, young people and their mothers running in parallel.
The groups provide an opportunity to explore the experiences, understanding and feelings with an emphasis on providing fun and creative activities that keep children engaged and interacting with each other. It is about creating a safe place for children and their mothers to help each other to find the best strategies to deal with their experiences and rebuild their lives.
A key aim of the programme is to help mothers to support their children in their recovery.