The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help the victims of abuse to make sense of and understand what has happened to them. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.
The Freedom programme is a 6 week programme which gives an opportunity for women to develop different ways of thinking to protect themselves and their children from harm. The Freedom Programme is a national recognised support programme open to any woman to come and take part, meet other women, and talk about issues important in their lives.
What are its aims?
· To help women understand the beliefs held by abusive men and in so doing, recognise which of these beliefs they have shared.
· To illustrate the effects of domestic violence on children.
· To assist women to recognise potential future abusers - Mr Wrong or Mr Right
· To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives.
· To introduce women to community resources such as Women's Aid, the Police Domestic Violence Unit, etc.
We are also able to deliver The Freedom Programme for men, aimed at examining the causes of abusive behaviour and how to alter the way in which they react to and treat women in the future. Our Project Workers deliver the training on a regular basis. For more information, please email us and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
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