This report was commissioned by the Director of Barnardo's (Republic of Ireland). It
is a feasibility study on the potential for developing within Barnardo's - either
separately or in conjunction with other agencies - therapeutic services to respond to
the special needs of children who have been affected by sexual abuse, bereavement
(HIV/AIDS) and emotional trauma with particular reference to services’ Capacity to
integrate with the range of children's services on a national level, and to provide
effective back-ups/supports to Barnardo's existing networks of preventive and
community-focused services. The study commenced April 1 1993 and was completed
by June 30. Management responsibility for the study lay with the Director of
Barnardo's who met the study's author twice before the study commenced and three
times during the course of it.
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