Break has a team of therapists, social workers, specialist parenting and therapeutic practitioners with many years of experience of working with children and young adults who have had challenging early experiences. Many have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect and many no longer live with their birth families.
We work with the aim of strengthening relationships and support families, individuals and professionals in understanding and processing the difficulties that are being experienced.
We specialise in providing tailored support that will meet the needs and circumstance of the child and family, providing tailor made services that address their situation.
Typically therapy sessions are an hour long and take place in our purpose built suite of therapeutic rooms. We use creative techniques such as play, drama and art to enable children to explore their experiences and recognise and process their emotions. Children are supported in being able to emotionally cope and are better able to access social and learning opportunities. On a standard week we are supporting 80 different children and families, some of this support may last as little as three months, in other cases they may require a lifetime of support.
We support parents and carers to better understand and respond to the needs of the child and young person. We frequently offer therapeutic parenting sessions where possible.
Our team also work across all the Break children’s services to integrate a therapeutic approach across everything we do.
When you support Break, you support the children who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect. Your money helps us provide the therapy they need to come to terms with their experience and move forward with their life.
“My daughter trusted her therapist and that allowed her to express feelings she did not think she could to me or her dad. She was dealing with a lot and probably thought she had to hold her anger in."
Understanding Therapeutic Services
At the core of Break's work is relationship building and having the communications of the child or the young person understood. Our Therapeutic Services provide one-to-one support for children, young people, their caregivers and families.
Jo Shepherd, Head of Community Services, shares an insight into the support we offer and the difference it makes.