We now offer the Freedom Programme written by Pat Craven in
house by our trained facilitators, this can be offered one to one or in a group with other resident families as part of our rolling programme. Once completed an analysis is undertaken as to parent(s)
insight into domestic abuse and subsequently their capacity to protect their children. The Course will examine with each parent recognising signs of an abusive partner so that they are able to
protect themselves and their children in the future form an abusive environment.
The Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was
created by Pat Craven who holds the copyright (all rights reserved) and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence.
The Programme was primarily designed for women as victims of domestic
violence, since research shows that in the vast majority of cases of serious abuse are male on female.
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 them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience
just feeling like a horrible mess. 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.