I have just had a meeting pitching Cedar to the children and families social work team and a need has been highlighted surrounding adolescent boys who have experienced domestic abuse and are now being aggressive or violent towards their mother. In some of these high-tariff cases the boys have been relocated because their mother does not feel safe living with them. It is clear that this would be a guaranteed source of referral for Cedar as there is little provision offered to this group of service users at the moment. I wondered if you could ask the Cedar network whether they have experience of working with this kind of group, and if they have any advice surrounding the wisdom of working with this group as our first session of Cedar? Although it would certainly “sell” Cedar to agencies in our area, I am unsure whether it is too much to take on at an early stage.
If anyone from the network has any feedback regarding this that’d be great.