We are currently running the Freedom Programme alongside our partner organisation Staying Put.
The Freedom Programme is a 12 week course originally created by Pat Craven and is being run by qualified facilitators from Domestic Violence Services (Keighley) and Staying Put. The programme is designed for both victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse.
Being a victim or a survivor of domestic abuse can be an overwhelming experience. Sometimes it feels like there is no one that understands what you are or have been going through, and it can be difficult to explain.
The Freedom Programme is run in group sessions so you will be able to meet others who have also experienced domestic abuse and have been through similar situations as yourself.
The aim of the programme is to:
- Address the attitudes and beliefs surrounding the actions of the abusive partner and the responses of the victims and survivors
- Help both victims and survivors of domestic abuse to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience feeling like a horrible mess
- Look at how children are affected after being exposed to domestic abuse and most importantly how their lives improve once the abuse is removed
The Freedom Programme is a supportive group which takes place in a safe environment. Nobody has to speak about their own experiences if they do not wish to. You can come along and just be around others in a similar situation and make new friends.
If you feel like this is something that you would like to take part in, please do not hesitate in contacting the Office on 01535 210999. A member of the team will be more than happy to answer any questions and provide more information.