Rehabilitation

The children and survivors who are cared by Social Work Officers by supporting through physical and mental counselling.

Many children and survivals have been through traumatic experiences and CCPCR feels it is very important that we provide counseling to our beneficiaries to reduce feelings of shame, isolation and fear; and to improve self-sufficiency and self-esteem.

All survivals receive medical (including HIV testing) and dental check-ups on arrival at the shelter, as well as medical care if they become sick. In addition CCPCR is instigating an education program to cover basic medical knowledge, especially in the area of reproductive health, as well as providing life-skills training in the areas of nutrition and personal hygiene.

All children attend primary education at local state schools. CCPCR also provides non-formal education and life-skills lessons at the shelters in addition to vocational skills training to all of the survivals.

Due to the nature of their abuse or exploitation, a number of survivals require legal assistance. CCPCR partners with the organizations LICADHO and Adhoc to assist with any legal needs. However, there is no strong system in place to encourage beneficiaries to pursue legal cases against abusers. There is a need for staff trained in extracting sensitive information from victims. A high percentage of trafficking cases go unreported, those that do get reported are often not investigated, or if investigated often left not prosecuted due to a lack of legal representation and evidence gathered.

The provisions in the shelters are basic, but offer a place for the children to be children, to grow, laugh and learn together in a safe and loving environment.

CCPCR reviews the programs regularly in order to provide successful and sustainable rehabilitation and reintegration for each survivers, girls and boys.

All survivors are provided with:
  • A safe and secure environment and basic needs such as: food, clothes, accommodation and health checkups.
  • Basic education, including all necessary school materials.
  • Psychological and medical treatment including counseling
  • Community based rehabilitation
  • Vocational skills, including sewing, cooking, weaving, hairdressing, motor and electronics repair, handicrafts, housekeeping and agricultural training. Training either takes place at the shelter (for example sewing and weaving in Phnom Penh), or children are referred to private shops for more specialized training and apprenticeship programs.*
  • Extra lessons in English, Math and Computer skills.*
  • Sports activities and health care workshops.*
  • Social activities, including excursions.*
  • The shelters also benefit from the help of international volunteers who provide English tuition, art classes and extra-curricular activities to the children outside of their normal school hours.
*The extent of the vocational programs and special activities are dependent upon funding at any given time.