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1 The Freedom Programme The Recovery Toolkit Domestic Abuse Group Work

2 The Freedom Programme The Freedom programme is an educational programme for any woman who wants to learn more about domestic violence and abuse Structured discussions which focus on specific aspects of abusive and controlling behaviour The programme consists of 12 x 2 hour rolling group sessions The programme provides free child care

3 The Freedom Programme Explores a range of abusive behaviours, how they are used & the effects domestic abuse has on both women and children Identifies early warning signs so women may recognise future potential abusers Provide opportunity for women to break the silence that surrounds domestic abuse, access support & develop support networks Aims to reduce isolation

4 The Freedom Programme The Bully The Headworker The Jailer The Bad Father Effects on Children Pt 1 The Sexual Controller The King of the Castle The Persuader The Effects on Children Pt 2 The Liar

5 Effects of the abuse Poor physical and mental health Low self-esteem Accepts blame and guilt for violence Socially isolated, eg avoids social interaction, never seems to be alone Depression, self harm, contemplates suicide Stress Engaging in manipulative behaviours, such as lying, as a way of surviving Nervous and anxious Drug and alcohol use Post-traumatic Stress

6 The Recovery Toolkit An educational 12 week programme for those who are no longer at risk from the abuse designed to assist each woman to look at ways to develop positive lifestyle coping strategies Closed group for up to 8 women

7 Aims and objectives of the Recovery Toolkit to positively change an abused individual’s thinking, how you perceive yourself (self-esteem and self-image) to encourage the development of strategies to help cope with emotional pain to recognise the effects of abuse on children, encouraging them to develop positive parenting skills to positively change how individuals interact with others to set individual goals and action planning to give individuals the knowledge needed to enable them to move forward in their lives and develop healthy relationships

8 How to refer to the Freedom Programme/Recovery Toolkit

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