A new service, Embrace is being made available for young people (aged 13 to 19 or 24 with additional needs) affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence who might benefit from one-to-one counselling support.
Thanks to a successful bid to the Home Office a locally-based national charity Embrace (Child Victims of Crime) is offering free trauma-focused CBT and therapeutic counselling for young people.
The counselling is available to young people who have been victims of, or witnessed domestic abuse or sexual violence and those who may be showing low-level potentially harmful behaviours as a result of what they have been exposed to. It can be delivered at locations across the county through a framework of checked and accredited therapists.
The young person must be safe from the offender and willing to engage.
Referrals to the service can be made via the website www.embracecvoc.org.uk.
Please see the VAWG Service Introduction Leaflet for more information.