Welfare’s therapy centre- a haven of hope and healing | Phoenix Sun

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Welfare’s therapy centre- a haven of hope and healing | Phoenix Sun

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Phoenix Durban

Group therapy provides a safe space for children.

‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.’ – Fredrick Douglas. Therapy is powerful and it helps one to heal and move forward in life after trauma.
The provision of therapy to hurt and broken children, adolescents, adults and families, provides an opportunity for people to have a safe, confidential space to talk about their trauma, to learn new and healthy ways of coping and to receive emotional support and advice during the most painful time of their lives.
Due to high caseloads at child welfare departments, social workers are unable to give children, the long term, specialised therapy needed to work through traumatic experiences like sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse and neglect, death and loss, exposure to violence, hijacking and robbery, etc.
At the Phoenix Child Welfare’s therapy centre, they create a warm, caring child-friendly environment that promotes healing and empowerment.
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Their therapist has specialised skills to communicate with and help children and adults to disclose issues and to gain insight about their feelings and behaviour.
Specialised mediums like dolls, play dough, arts and crafts and play animals are used during the therapy process.
Therapy is free and accessible at the society. Long-term therapy promotes emotional wellness and better adjustment for adulthood.
A happy, well-adjusted, and emotionally stable child will become a caring parent and spouse one day. Therapy has a generational effect!
They provide the following services:
*Suicide prevention in children.*Family therapy and marital therapy.*Teach positive parenting and appropriate discipline for the best interests of children.*Assessments to diagnose/confirm allegations of abuse.*Grief counselling from death and loss.*Training for volunteers in basic counselling skills and life-skills.*Conduct therapeutic groups in schools*Provide court preparation for child/adolescent in cases of sexual abuse/rape.

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