Our work with families
Helping families to be stronger, together
We treat men women and children of all ages, and recognise that the effects of torture go far beyond the individual who has has been tortured or witnessed the torture of others. Torture can have a profound effect on a survivor's family.
Charity information: FREEDOM FROM TORTURE
If a person in a family has been hurt or killed the whole family suffers. Parents who have been tortured can become very distant from their children. Some mothers may have borne children as a result of being raped. Children are traumatised by witnessing torture. Torture has a profound effect on the whole family. We work together to
strengthen relationships within families who may otherwise
have been torn apart by the effects of torture.
In our Young People Children and Families team we work together to strengthen relationships within families who may otherwise have been torn apart by the effects of torture. As our senior family therapist says "if one person in a family has been hurt or killed, the whole family suffers. Through family therapy, those who remain can be brought together to talk and redevelop their lives as individuals and as a group."
To strengthen families who may be otherwise torn apart by torture
Activities» counselling, group-work, art, music and story-telling
What success will look like
A combination of quantitative and qualitative monitoring. Data is gathered from various sources to measure the impact of our services on the health of torture survivors.
The ultimate aim of all our projects is to help survivors of torture to reach a point where they are happy to live their lives without our support and take their place in the community. We can supply figures demonstrating how many survivors are discharged from our centres.
Regular updates and feedback
Budget - Project Cost: £49,658Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £39,891 salary Experienced Family Therapist £9,767 travel and other Interpreting and travel costs
Survivors of torture who are in family groups or children alone who have been separated from their families
Our highly trained and experienced staff have a unique expertise to deal with the huge and complex problems which families affected by torture have to deal with.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Robin Ewart Biggs
Robin has been working as a senior therapist with survivors in families for many years. His knowledge and expertise is crucial in delivering our aims.