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The Freedom Programme

If you are interested in gaining knowledge around the subject of Domestic Abuse as well as the skills to help protect you and your family The Freedon Programme will educate you fully on this issue.

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.

The course is a free 12 week Programme covering the Bournemouth, Poole and  Christchurch  Area. It is offered online on Microsite Teams and in face sessions at our Alder Hills Offices in Poole.

Women can attend who have left their relationship or who are still in a relationship (Safety Planning is done throughout). We want to encourage as many women, who have been victims of domestic violence, as possible to take part in the course. The group process aims to develop our awareness of the types of abuse, tactics used by abusive partners, understanding and developing self.

Key subjects covered on the course:

  • Statistics
  • Tactics and beliefs of The Abuser
  • Where these beliefs come from
  • Beliefs that Women Share
  • How are women affected?
  • Effects on the Children
  • Identifying healthy relationships signs
  • Warning Signs

 Benefits of The Freedom programme

  • Where possible we provide crèche facilities
  • One to one support is provided during and after the course
  • When required we signpost women or make referrals to other services
  • Courses are free and run at various confidential venues across Poole

To apply to join The Freedom Programme, call our 24-hour helpline on 01202 710 777 or email abusesupport@bcha.org.ukĀ 

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