The Building Resilience in Children (BRIC) Project, run by Sutherland Shire Family Services, is an early intervention, domestic violence support service and works from a trauma informed framework.
BRIC project assesses the impact of domestic violence on children and in partnership with the safe caregiver, develops a repair and resilience focused response.
As the safe caregiver makes their BRIC journey, they begin to understand their children are hurt kids not bad kids and can work toward healing the relationship. This includes providing support to strengthen the capacity of safe caregivers to respond to their hurt children with therapeutic connections and experiences. Importantly the project supports carers to rebuild and sustain secure relationships with their children in the context of post separation domestic violence.
The principle work of BRIC recognises and works with safe caregivers to reconnect and repair the often fractured relationships with their children post domestic violence.
The program has been refined and is built on evidence based approaches to healing and recovery. The service has a three pronged approach to support and promote long-term safety for families:
Direct therapeutic work
Working collaboratively with local community services
A Gift of just…
$100 will provide a woman a crisis care package
$200 gives one woman access to a six week Healing Connections group
$350 lets a child attend the Angel Blankets program for school term
Project Funding Goal = $11,000