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Aggression Related Trauma (ART) Project

Contact secured funding from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Out: Empowering Young People project for the delivery of the Aggression Related Trauma project which commenced in October 2013.

 Aggression Related Trauma (ART) – Recovery for Youth engages with children and young people, aged 8 – 20 years old who are at risk as a result of their trauma. This can include young people who are disengaged from education and/or leaving the care system, or are at risk of or engaging in risk taking behaviours e.g. criminal activity, drug/alcohol misuse etc., as a direct consequence of their experience of aggression related trauma.

Aggression Related Trauma is trauma that results from deliberate harm perpetrated by another person specifically physical, emotional or sexual abuse. It does not include neglect.

The project is delivered through a multi–agency approach ensuring that treatment for the child/young person is comprehensive and appropriate, thus improving mental health, well–being and assisting in addressing trauma recovery.  This project is for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust Area only.

·        The child or young person can access Creative Arts Therapy or Talking Therapy weekly for up to one year

·        The parent /carer can also receive  parallel support particularly for parents /carers of young children

 

To find out more about the Aggression Related Trauma Project please contact:

Project Coordinator – Leeann Kelly

E–mail leeann.kelly@contactni.com

Contact Head Office: 028 90 744499

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