The vision for the Child Healing Centre (CHC) began when a child who had undergone trauma joined the SS Family. George and Manju searched for a Centre catered to treating children who’ve experienced trauma, to no avail. A victim of child abuse himself, George understood the need for such a place and was burdened to intervene. This began a journey that led to the formation of the CHC.
At CHC, we have two primary goals.
We are currently building a state-of-the-art Emotional Trauma Care Centre in Bangalore. In the meanwhile, we have started conducting workshops and grassroot trainings for institutions and caregivers. We have also begun conducting awareness sessions and creating audio-visual resources.
The CHC team has received training from international specialist institutes and have adopted several reputed methods in their trauma care approach, including Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and techniques from the Trauma Healing Institute.
We have conducted workshops for over 500 caregivers and interested individuals. While our awareness sessions have had over 5000 participants.
India is slowly awakening to the reality of Child Abuse. However, while there is a lot of hue and cry over the issue, those affected are often forgotten. Reports say that more than 50% of children in India have experienced one or more forms of abuse and almost 95% of those raped where abused by someone they knew. Other reports claim that a child is victim of a sexual offence every 15 minutes.
What needs to be understood is that the effects of abuse last far longer than the actual incident itself. Studies have shown that childhood trauma has a strong influence on the future of those affected. There is an urgent need for more support and investment in this space.
Our objectives for 2019-20 through CHC is to:
If you would like to know more about our training sessions and workshops, please write to [email protected] and someone from our team will get back to you.