Wrapped in Angels is a journey of resilience that explores what has sustained and nourished children and families when facing abuse, violence and trauma.
With May rapidly approaching (we’re still wondering where February went!), the CaraCare team is busy gearing up for our BIG event of 2015: our inaugural charity ball!
Having a bank of experts contributing to the programmes, Mary Jo also saw the need for a sensory experience to help the children through smell. As we all know, certain smells can tie us strongly to a memory, whether it be good or bad. This process in the brain is called somatosensory flashback and is recalled long before a narrative memory is formed. Young children in particular often associate certain smells with their traumatic experiences. Equally, to create new positive memories, it is important to incorporate smell as part of the healing process.
She grew up in the bomb-scarred streets of Belfast, saw off cancer and dealt with divorce. But MARY JO McVEIGH has come through stronger than ever, writes Sue Williams.
A very special program is taking place at the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Vincentian House in inner-city Sydney.
For Mary Jo McVeigh, a counselor and child trauma expert, who has worked with children for over 25 years, it was a random interaction between her pet dog and a young client that opened her eyes to a new approach, one which is producing unexpected results.
Mary Jo McVeigh works with people affected by trauma, mostly children affected by abuse or family break-up.