A Day in the Life of a Children and Young People’s Worker on the Ar Trac Project
As we approach the 16 Days of Activism campaign, we’d like to share with you some stories from our front line workers, including Charlotte Segelov, a Children and Young People’s Worker on the Art Trac Project in Neath Port Talbot.
Charlotte works with children aged between 5 and 16 years old who have experienced domestic abuse. She delivers support in various ways to these young people including group work and one-to-one sessions within the Ar Trac team across the area. Here’s what is involved in a typical work day for Charlotte.
On a typical day, I will either be planning project specific training sessions or delivering them. To achieve this I will be routinely communicating with the Art Trac teams and developing online resources for children and young people. I also communicate with and support parents to help with their strong emotions and worries for their children and working towards supporting children and young people in new ways.
I very much enjoy working professionally and cooperatively with the Ar Trac team in Calan DVS to look at dynamic and innovative ways to share practice, knowledge and experiences in order to support groups and individuals in need of our service. I have to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it a number of challenges in terms of being able to deliver the project during this time; but as a project team we have worked together to deliver courses online.
To find out more about our Ar Trac programme in Neath, you can call our team on 01639 6335580.