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Every day, FCR staff work tirelessly to support survivors of domestic violence throughout Southeastern Massachusetts
During counselling sessions, 6 year old Cassie avoided talking about her mother who had been murdered several months ago by a former boyfriend. She did talk about her grandmother, who was now her guardian. "My grandma and I like to play games after school, and every night we make a snack together and go over my homework. On Fridays we go out to eat, but I don't understand why we don't go to Alice's Restaurant anymore. It was my favorite restaurant, and my mom's too." A few weeks later, she said, "My grandma and I had a fight. I told her I wanted to go to Alice's for my birthday, and she said no." Cassie started crying and said her grandmother never even says her Mom's name anymore. "I don't want to forget my mom. I love her, and I don't know how to tell my grandma that I want to talk about her sometimes."
The counselor talked to Cassie's grandmother about this and found out she was only trying not to upset Cassie by talking about her mom. Once this was out in the open Cassie and her grandmother started talking about her mom more, and even went to Alice's on her birthday.
The goal of therapy with children is to help kids develop language that will allow them to express their feelings and process traumatic events so they can begin to heal. That is the work of FCR, work which is only made possible by your generous support.
Over 46 million children in the U.S. are exposed to violence, crime, abuse or trauma in a given year
Your support will help sponsor counselling programs that help children heal, and supervised visitation programs that bring separated families together in a safe environment and build healthy relationship skills that make re-unification possible
With your help, we can make the wishes of Cassie, and children like her, come true
Thank you for helping survivors of family and community violence
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