|In September, CCW started an ongoing support group for mothers who have undergone a traumatic childhood, primarily due to dysfunctional parenthood.
The sessions take place once a week, led by one of our CCW therapists, Dr. Racheli Shedletzy, PhD in Social Work. The group addresses a wide range of issues arising with mothers who are worried about the kind of parents they are / will be themselves, overshadowed by the fear of repeating the mistakes that their parents made with them.
Racheli explains that as part of the sessions, she first aims to restore calm and confidence by explaining that all parents have their imperfections and that mistakes made are not necessarily due to their traumatic past. On the other hand, she puts emphasis on processing their trauma caused by a dysfunctional childhood, allowing growth, recovery and ultimately building the confidence of the participants.
Racheli further notes “that the fact that they are part of a therapy-support group, shows them that they are not alone, which in itself is comforting and strengthening.” The group consisting of ten women from varied background and ages, is expected to continue well into 2019 and beyond.