Healing from Trauma
TRAUMA treatment for young children
The impact of trauma experienced in early early childhood is deep. The Swedish health care system is only able to provide specialized therapy to a minority of traumatized children. The lack of trained therapists is extensive and methods available for treatment are mostly focused on older children and teenagers, even though it is well known that the impact of trauma in early childhood is deep.
Children exposed to violence, sexual abuse, neglect and other traumatic events are at high risk for adverse consequences on health and development. Young children are most vulnerable due to the impact of toxic stress on brain development during the early years.
The Ericastiftelsen facility in Stockholm is a ninety year old established location specialized in psychological treatment for children, in particular, trauma treatment for children 0-6 years of age. They have deep experience and knowledge not only in treatment, but also in research and in educating child therapists, special teachers and social workers. Due to a withdrawal of the governmental funding in 2019, they are no longer able to treat children. Their amazing support in trauma healing has been put on hold.
THE COST TO HELP A CHILD HEAL
The exact need of treatment for a particular child depends on the circumstances and specifics of each case. One session of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) treatment is 1.5 hours long. Some children need up to 60 sessions, but the average number is 25 hours. $1000 USD will help one young child heal. We appreciate your help to support their work in healing young children exposed to severe violence and abuse.
1 in 5 children across the globe are sexually abused. In some countries, the number is 2 or 3 children in 5
In Sweden, only 20% of all sexual abuse is reported and only 4% of cases continue to court
The perpetrator is often a family member, a relative or close friend to the family
The problem is generational and the abuser tends to have a background of being abused as a child
The problem exists and is the same all over the world
The most important thing is to acknowledge the issue, let the child be heard and fight for justice
life stories from SURVIVORS
Meet the brave women who have dedicated their lives to help others heal by sharing their stories. We are proud to give them a voice in our open space - every woman and child has a voice here and we acknowledge the importance of listening. If you are a survivor and want to share your story, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Patricia, the survivor of years of sexual abuse until she was 14.
Meet Amanda, the survivor of 5 years of sexual abuse.
Meet Karen, the survivor of 15 years of sexual abuse from the age of 2 to 17.
Trauma treatment for children aged 0-6 years
($1500 will help one young child heal)
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