The CARI Foundation is a registered charity founded in 1989. Their
primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and
counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been
affected by child sexual abuse.
Alongside this they aim to provide the most up to date education and
information service for children, adults and professionals on the
dynamics of child sexual abuse, and, moreover, to raise public and
political awareness of these issues. As a non-governmental organisation
they operate on a not-for-profit basis ensuring that their services are
accessible, regardless of a client's means or situation.
CARI THERAPY SERVICES
The Children At Risk in Ireland Foundation was set up to provide therapy
for children and adolescents affected by the issue of sexual abuse.
Services available include:
Child and adolescent psychotherapy/counselling.
Advice Appointments for parents and carers in need of crisis counselling
with regard to a young person in their care who has been affected by
Ongoing support for parents and carers of children and adolescents
affected by sexual abuse.
Therapeutic support to children, up to 12 years of age, who have engaged
in inappropriate sexual behaviour.
HOW CAN YOU HELP CARI
"CARI depends on continuing public support to ensure that our vital work
with children and families can continue and grow. A main therapy centre like
those in Limerick and Dublin can cost up to £300,000 per annum, the majority
of which must come from sources outside CARI.
We also rely on volunteer assistance and active fundraising to allow us to
continue to provide a wide range of services for those who need them."
For more information:
Office: 01-4530387 9.30am - 12noon,
Outside Office hours: 01-5611390,