Victims of Crime
Every child and young person has the right to be safe and grow up in a family that supports and help them reach their full potential. If a child or young person experiences harm, it can have significant and lasting effects. No two children or young people react the same way.
A child or young person may experience a range of emotional, psychological and physical problems as a result of being harmed. Children and young people who experience abuse may experience fear or guilt for what has happened to them and they may even blame themselves. Sadly they are more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety or use drugs and alcohol in a way that is harmful. The impacts of abuse can reach well into adulthood and play a significant role in survivors’ quality of life.
When adults are able to take action and either prevent or stop harm from occurring, children and young people are more likely to have happier and healthier lives.
With your donation, we can educate children, schools and families to recognise signs of harm, to react in a safe way and to report to adults who can help stop the abuse.
Our Walk Tall counselling service helps young victims of crime on their journey to recovery.
Stacey is one of many children helped by the Foundation, she received counselling, the Foundation paid for her TAFE course, resources to help with her studies, including a laptop, resources to help her write a book about what happened to her and how she got help. You can see a few pages from her book in the video below.
* Trigger warning* this video mentions abuse of a child and may upset viewers.
Your brick will help to keep kids like Stacey safe.
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