Creativity is a crucial part of recovery, and we conduct Art Therapy sessions and art classes, along with other creative programs, for girls to express and explore their emotions or to just enjoy using their creativity and imagination.
Art Therapy courses are conducted in groups, over several weeks, with a theme and times for reflection and sharing.
Creative programs include the following: music, dance, art, photography courses, and design classes.
COUNSELING AND SOCIAL WORK
Our social work team helps our clients to increase psychological health, and improve domestic and social functioning. We provide counselling services to reduce trauma and psychological distress and support clients in problem solving. Social work services include domestic violence counselling, re-housing, referrals to legal service providers and measures to protect children in the local community. We target reducing abuse and risk factors, including: child abuse, domestic violence, risk of re-trafficking, dysfunctional behaviours, addictions, dangers and threats to our clients and their children.
Our medical program supports our clients on the road to physical recovery, in order to bring about changes in health outcomes. At Daughters' medical clinic, we treat basic conditions and importantly we provide health prevention education. We also make referrals to external partners for specialist medical treatment.
Health Education and Life-skills Workshops are fundamental in the process of equipping clients with skills to make healthy choices for their own health and welfare, and that of their children. Our workshops build clients' inner capacity to raise their standard of domestic, and psychological functioning,, and reduce the risk factors for re-trafficking, abusive relationships and negative life-choices
We provide free day-care for our clients' pre-school children. The children of our clients are often left at home alone or unsupervised in the community. The risk factors are very high for sexual and physical abuse, and/or neglect which often causes a repeat of the cycle their mothers have experienced. Our daycare gives a safe, structured environment with stimulating and creative activities. In addition, we provide parenting classes to all mothers on a weekly basis.
These are important services to safeguard children, and to break the cycle of abuse and trafficking.
ON SITE CHURCH
We operate a church for clients who are interested in becoming Christians. Attendance is voluntary, no clients are coerced into attendance. We run weekly discipleship groups for those who wish to go deeper into relationship with Jesus, and our staff pray together several times a week for our clients. We also offer our clients prayer sessions for healing of emotions once a week. Those who wish to become Christians are also encouraged to join local Cambodian churches in their community.