Words can simply be too hard to say. For some children who are unable to express their concerns art and sand tray play therapy are the best way to vocalise their situations. Across our Family Works Northern services our counsellors and social workers working with children can use these mediums to give these vulnerable children a voice. You can help provide that voice today.
Across our Family Works Northern services our counsellors and social workers work with around 350 children each year, and can use these mediums to give these vulnerable children a voice.
What your support can achieve
$25 will go a long way to securing resources that will be used during art and play therapy and counselling sessions with vulnerable children
Impacting lives, one child at a time
Hannah’s* life is now much more hopeful. But for years, she was terrorised by her father – a meth addict with gang affiliations. Her mum left the relationship, taking Hannah, but they were threatened with violence and lived in fear of their lives.
Her mum referred her to Family Works, in the hope that Hannah would talk with a counsellor about her fears and concerns. But Hannah wasn’t ready to tell her story, or maybe she didn’t have the words to express her feelings about what had happened. The counsellor turned to her skills in art therapy to find a pathway to healing for the little girl.
The counsellor explained to Hannah that she could use symbols to paint the strong parts of her story as well as the sad parts.. The result was an outstanding piece of work that demonstrated Hannah’s resilience and her new-found strength and hope.