Family Justice Center
ETT CENTER PÅ ARUBA FÖR BARN UTSATTA FÖR VÅLD OCH ÖVERGREPP
The situation in Aruba demands our urgent support. In short of a week’s time in April 2019, three children aged 2, 3 and 6 were taken into the urgent care in the Aruban hospital. All three had been sexually abused, suffering severe and life threatening injuries. This happened recently, but it wasn’t an isolated incident. This happens every week.
The infrastructure in Aruba is desperately missing a place of protection for abused children. The “normal” procedure brings them to up to 22 different locations, from hospitals, police stations and child protections services, causing them to be re-traumatized, again and again. But now, the Yoga Girl Foundation is here to catch them… and hold onto them with all our hearts.
A Family Justice Center is a multi-disciplinary center where everyone works together in the best interest of the child. The police, doctors, nurses, child psychologists and government agencies all work together under one roof in an organized child-friendly setting.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CENTER?
Backed by the Ministry of Public Health, Youth Care Organizations, Social Affairs and Justice, the Yoga Girl Foundation is working hard to create a safe space for abused children where everything can happen under one roof. One interview. One designated and loving caretaker to be there for each child. One place, that is warm and cozy and feels like home. The Yoga Girl Foundation will hold the accountability to make sure every child is seen, heard and supported.