Eve’s Programme for Children & Young People (CYPP)

Children’s Support

We provide support to children and young people up to 18 years of age who have experienced or have been exposed to domestic violence. Our children’s support services are tailored to meet individual child’s needs and circumstances.

Our children focused support programmes  are delivered in group work and/or one to one session  basis where required to enable the children to discuss and explore the issues surrounding their experiences of domestic violence in a safe and friendly environment.

We support the children and young people in our care to express and understand their feelings, build their resilience, confidence and self-esteem and to build a relationship with relevant networks within the local community. Our children’s support programmes are delivered through talking, listening, play,  creative and interactive activities that are not only fun and engaging but also positively transformative for the children.

Parent-Child Support

We believe that children do not just witness domestic violence, they experience it too.

We offer support to our Refuge and community service users to raise their awareness and understanding of their children’s experiences and the impact of the domestic abuse on their children. A mother’s experience of domestic violence impacts her parenting capacity. We support the mothers and children in our care to establish and build healthy parent-child relationships.

We are approved to deliver the NSPCC group work programme ‘Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART™)’ aimed at improving outcomes for mothers and their children following domestic abuse. Check out the DART™ Programme page for more information and other helpful links.

Crèche Facility

We offer Crèche facility to enable our service users to attend their therapeutic group work and other support services. Our Crèche facility is currently available to only our service users due to limited capacity.

Our Staff

Our Crèche facility and children’s support programmes are managed and delivered by our team of specially trained and industry qualified staff; Children & Young People’s Practitioner and Family Therapeutic Practitioner supported by volunteers who are all highly passionate and committed to supporting the children to transform their lives.

Information for Children

If someone at home is hurting you or another member of your family that is not okay. Nobody, of any age, should have to live with violence or abuse.

It is important to remember that what is happening is not your fault and you don’t have to deal with it alone. There are people who can help you. Remember, hitting or hurting someone is against the law. Nobody has the right to hurt another person.

Seeing one of your parents hurt the other may make you feel scared or confused. You might feel too ashamed or afraid to tell anyone about what is going on at home.

Do not live in fear, shame, or isolation. Other families experience this too and it is not right.

Be encouraged to talk to someone you trust who can help; a trusted family member like your Grandparent(s), aunt or uncle or your teacher at school or after-school club.

You are not alone

Contact:

For more information or enquiries about our children’s programmes, please contact the CYPP team directly by email at:

MaryS@eve.org.uk