Do you agree that shared concern equals half worry? Collaboration, support, a sense of acceptance – all that usually lacks in families affected by domestic violence. Children who grow up in such families are not to be entrusted to anyone, they are often ashamed to talk to their peers, and feel alone in their problems. That is why LOCIKA is not only a place for therapy, but also for sharing and creating new friendships.
Marie (10 years old) sits in a classroom outside the group, she is silent, avoids common activities and does not understand her peers. While her classmates chat about new clothes and where they are going on holiday this summer, she struggles with repeated conflicts between her parents. Marie is not looking forward to the holidays. She is afraid to spend more time at home, where she does not feel well. But she cannot tell anyone about it. And so she remains alone in her world and is ashamed about her family situation.
Marie can only talk about her struggle at a group meeting at LOCIKA, where she finds out she is not ALONE. After a long time, she finally feels accepted, not ashamed to talk to her peers. Marie can openly talk about her feelings and finds answers.
“Now I know I am not the only one who struggles in the same way. It’s fun and I have friends here,” says Marie.
Contribute to our group therapy to help children GROW UP in safe environment.
30,000 CZK will provide 85 hours of group therapy for one child like Marie.
Why is group therapy important?
Group therapy helps children grow up into a stronger person who can build and maintain relationships. Children can see how the couple of therapists, one male and one female, work and lead the group. Through their relationship and cooperation children can see a role model of good communication that they don’t know from their parents.
Does this special form of therapy make sense to you? Do you want to be a part of the early help for children like Marie?