who is cedar for?
Cedar is a recovery programme for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. There are Cedar groups for children and young people and Cedar groups for their mums. Cedar is a voluntary programme and doesn’t cost anything to join.
Cedar may be right for you, your family, or a family you are working with if:
- The child concerned is between the ages of 4 and 16 years old
- The family – mother and children – are currently living safely away from the abuse and the abuser
- The child concerned remembers their mother’s abuse and is able to speak about it in some way
Some children referred to Cedar may be feeling lonely, angry, scared, sad, frightened, worried or upset. That is okay, attending Cedar can help understand these emotions. Before anyone starts Cedar a professional coordinator will assess whether a child is ready for the programme.
Most of us said we were getting on better at home or school now.