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Berry Street's trauma services help children, young people and families heal and recover from trauma.

Our Victoria-wide therapeutic service, Take Two, helps to address the impact on children of the trauma they have experienced from abuse, neglect or adverse experiences.

  • Take Two stories

    Resolving unprocessed family violence trauma with butterfly hugs

    Benji* is in Grade 3. He has lived in 11 different places, been to 4 schools, and has been scared of his dad for as long as he can remember. Our Take Two team helped Benji process his trauma from family violence through a form of therapy over Zoom.

  • Take Two stories

    For some, Christmas isn’t merry and bright

    As we come towards the end of what has been a difficult year, school and kinder stop for holidays and there’s lots to do. While all this activity can be fun for some – and certainly many people feel like there’s extra to celebrate this year – for others it’s an extremely stressful and anxious time of the year.

  • Take Two stories

    Rupture, repair and building resilience in residential care

    All children deserve a safe home with adults who care about them. Unfortunately, there are lots of kids who end up living in residential care with paid carers rostered to come into the unit and look after them.

    However, for one 11-year-old that we’ve been working with, it’s been a positive place for him to live… temporarily.

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