(A)Corda – Group for helping victims of domestic and gender violence.
“(A)Corda” is meant to be a group where men and women who are living (and suffering with) a personal history of violence, as well as people who has overcame such problem, can help each other finding resources to deal with that constraining situation
“(A)Corda” (literally meaning “The rope”, figuratively meaning “waking up”) symbolizes the abusive relationship that tightens and is meant to be broken. But the rope is also the symbol of the new, positive, relationships bounded within the group and focused on overcoming and in building another chance of happy living.
The narrative leads the group to the awareness of the problem, inviting people to wake up and to save their lives from violence.
“(A)Corda” will be a therapeutic group of people who are victims of domestic and gender violence. The group will meet every week for six months and it will be driven by a psychologist according to the principles of Narrative Therapy. This technique has been told to produce efficient results on finding personal/emotional tools to overcome traumatic events on life that could be powerful and inspiring examples to all the community.
The stories of each member will be shared within the group and from each story told, the tools of resilience and overcoming will be enlightened as strategies to get of the abusive relationship. By sharing individual stories and strategies, the victims will be able to write their own story of survival.
This project will rise up in a territory with many cases of domestic violence, where the meritorious efforts to control violence haven’t been effective.
The group narrative (uncharacterized) will be taken outdoors to inspiring other groups nationwide and the local community.
Furthermore, (A)Corda could complement the individual support given to victims by helping them weaving secure and empowering relationships.