If you’re experiencing domestic violence, use this information to make a plan that works for you.
A brighter time at school
Children living in violent homes often have significantly affected learning capacities. An Emerge partnership with a local primary school is providing support to change this.
Many children supported by Emerge have a variety of learning issues such as numeracy and literacy. Additionally, various social and emotional needs have to be addressed so these children can experience social inclusion and positive learning outcomes.
A partnership between Emerge and a local primary school has obtained funding to support the return to school of children forced to flee domestic violence with their mothers. The primary school will facilitate the project, appointing a teacher to work within the school environment to support the children.
The teacher will address the identified learning needs of each child, developing individualised learning plans. Positive social skills and relationships will also occur by facilitating a close working relationship between the children and their peers.
The project will run for one day a week for the entire 2011 year. By providing such intensive support, children affected by family violence have a chance to re-engage in school and develop age appropriate literacy and numeracy. It all adds up to brighter lifelong opportunities.
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