Programs and Services

Sweet Water Foundation uses an amalgamation of three methodological frameworks for the delivery of its programs and services.  (1) Our Social Ecological Model considers the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community and societal factors, as a means to identify and address the factors that put people at risk for experiencing or perpetrating sexual violence. (2) Secondly, we take from the Public Health Model in which the ultimate goal is to stop violence before it begins.  Finally, we make good use of the (3) Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic tradition, which provides healings for child victims of sexual abuse, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and also for the perpetrators of it.

 

Although there are very few, if any, comprehensive therapeutic programs in place for CSA in the Caribbean, there are many agencies and groups who work in other disciplines to address the problem. These include policy makers and the Law (Legal Aid, the Child Welfare Authority and other Social Justice workers), School Counselors and such like. Sweet Water aims to work in concert with these groups, to provide complementary services and programs that do not already exist. Beginning in Grenada, we aspire to develop programs that may eventually roll out across the entire Region, towards the Caribbean population in Canada, and indeed towards all countries where Caribbean peoples reside.

R.I.S.E. – Group Psychotherapy for Girls