BRIC recognises the impossible choices of family violence and works to repair the fractured relationships between safe caregivers and their children. The skilled staff of Sutherland Shire Family Services understand the children are hurt kids, not bad kids.
Unique in its approach, this work is critical as chronic maltreatment from childhood to adolescents is much more likely to result in crime and contact with the juvenile justice system.
BRIC is undergoing a three-year external evaluation by the University of NSW to examine its efficacy; how it halts the intergenerational transfer of abuse and neglect as the safe caregiver modifies their parenting to provide a secure attachment with their child.
FUNDING TARGET $11,000
- $1000 will support weekly therapeutic work for 5 children across 10 weeks
- $100 will bring 2 mothers to a Healing Connections group
- $50 brings calm to an anxious child with a Therapeutic Drumming workshop