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Bounce Back 4 Kids (PACT)

Bounce Back 4 Kids

Bounce Back 4 Kids (BB4K) supports families affected by domestic abuse, once the perpetrator of the abuse has left the family home.  It is a therapeutic support service to assist families in healing from trauma.  To be able to receive a therapeutic intervention families must be safe physically and emotionally ready to access support.

 

The key aims of the service are:

  • To understand the cycle of domestic abuse
  • To understand and heal from trauma
  • Provide families with the tools to enable them to keep safe
  • To validate and empower children and their parent / main carer
  • To give parents the opportunity to see domestic abuse through the eyes of their child
  • To strengthen positive and healthy attachments between children and their parent / main carer
  • To raise children’s self-esteem whilst giving them an opportunity to explore and express their feelings through fun, child-focussed activities in a safe therapeutic way
  • To improve children’s school attendance, learning and development

BB4K Services – menu of support

It is our intention to develop a service that is responsive to the needs of the families.  This will result in all families receiving the most appropriate support available in a timely manner.  This will mean there is no ‘typical’ service a family will receive but could include:  individual support for parent and / or child to address immediate issues and concerns (intensive support); followed by group intervention((s) medium level support) and completed with access to webinars / newsletter / support provided through private Facebook group (low level support).

Dependant on need and provision families may be offered:

  • Under 5’s Bounce Back 4 Kids group – support for children aged 3-5 years and their non-abusing parent / carer
  • Bounce Back 4 Kids groupwork – support for Primary School aged children and their non-abusing parent / carer
  • individual support – for parent and / or child.  This may be offered pre attendance at group if assessed as a need. Our cohort focus will remain as Primary school aged children but individual support may be offered to older siblings (if assessed as a need) or younger (through play therapy or Under 5’s group provision)
  • Play therapist from qualified volunteers or a MA Play Therapy student
  • Other groupwork according to need e.g. BOOST Up, parenting support, Healing Trauma
  • Other interventions for young people provided through student placements e.g. art and drama therapy
  • Zoom workshops alongside 1-2-1 support and group support and for those on waiting list / post group attendance
  • Access to quarterly wellbeing newsletters
  • Invite to join private Facebook group
  • Domestic abuse training for practitioners if identified as a need

For more information contact Panda Phelan -

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Panda Phelan
Contact Position
BB4K Senior Support Worker
Telephone
0118 402 1682 / 0118 402 1755
E-mail
BB4K@pactcharity.org
Website
PACT - Bounce Back 4 Kids
Parent Organisation
Parents And Children Together (PACT) - Covid 19 response

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

To find out more about refering to the service visit 

https://www.pactcharity.org/bb4k/looking-for-support/

To find out more about the groups, please visit  

https://www.pactcharity.org/bb4k/bb4k-groups/

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.