cedar as early intervention
Cedar complements the existing range of crisis and support interventions currently provided by, for example, Women’s Aid and should not be seen as an alternative to this kind of support. These services can work together to provide protection and support in recovery. Our definition of early intervention is that it is ‘early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their families or with a population most at risk of developing problems. Early intervention may occur at any point in a child or young person’s life’.
Cedar is not an early intervention in relation to domestic abuse, but rather in relation to the broader developmental, behavioural and social difficulties that arise as a result of the trauma of domestic abuse on child development, the development of resilience and the relationships between mothers and children. To benefit from the programme, children and young people need to be living in a safe, violence-free environment.
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