National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT) is a Non-Profit Organization that functions to support vulnerable groups such as the abused and violated children, women, the unemployed, people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in some of the most impoverished informal settlements in North and West Gauteng. The poor socio-economic conditions, low education levels and the inefficient access to health services provide further insights into factors affecting life-style and well-being of the people with whom National Children and Violence Trust works. The communities are located in the informal settlements of Cosmo City, Diepsloot, Honeydew / Zandspruit, Itsoseng, and Lanseria. These areas are subjected to high incidences of violence and trauma.
Our aim is to address the effects of trauma induced by violence, abuse, poverty, inequality, unemployment and HIV/AIDS by providing services that will ensure emotional well-being and the observation of children’s rights and human rights. This is in support of National Children and Violence Trust’s vision of a society where children’s well-being and their rights are protected, preserved and upheld.
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NCVT has decided to address these effects in music way. NCVT is willing to work with the youth that is interested in music. Giving the youth an opportunity to express their feelings through music…
NCVT prepares the clients for court and supporting them through an emotional time. Due to the new rules by the department the courts now have a court preparations officer. The officer goes to court with the victim and explainsthe procedure and how the court looks like and when the court date comes the officer goes with the victim to court for support.
NCVT trains our ECD volunteers who come to the office every Monday for supervision with the Psychologist and Debriefing. They are taught to be able to identify cases. NCVT does lay counselling training for things such as Trauma definitions, Brain pathways of trauma, age responses to trauma between children and adults, as well as post-traumatic stress disorders and dissociation with its continuum…