Our domestic abuse team provides expert support and advice to survivors of domestic abuse through delivery of psychoeducational programmes and groups. Our team work closely with local partners and offer a variety of training packages.
Pattern Changing – a 12-week programme for women who have experienced domestic abuse with the aim of breaking the cycle of ongoing abusive relationships and empowering survivors to create healthy patterns of their own choosing. Covering the impact of domestic abuse, managing challenging emotions, setting boundaries, assertiveness skills, decision making, goal setting and healthy relationships.
ACES Recovery Toolkit – a 10 week programme for mothers/caregivers and their children (10-16years) who have experienced domestic abuse. Covering the impact of trauma, building resilience, attachment and parenting, support networks, managing stress, child development, emotions and healthy relationships. Alongside this is a separate 8 week programme for their children, delivered by a trained practitioner.
To learn more about the ACES group, please click here to watch our short video.
Early Years – a 10-week programme for mothers/caregivers and their children (3-5years) who have experienced domestic abuse. Parents course covering the impact of domestic and sexual abuse, effective communication skills, working with challenging behaviour, developing protective behaviours and strategies for keeping mothers, children and young people safe. Separate Thera-Play sessions for their children delivered by a qualified Play Therapist.
Building Respectful Families – a 10 week programme for parents/caregivers and their children (aged 10-14 years) who are displaying child/adolescent to parent violence and abuse. A restorative programme aiming to break behaviour patterns such as physical violence, damage within the home environment, stealing from family members, threatening behaviours and attempting to control.
For our Domestic Abuse Service leaflet, please click here.
Safe, Talk, Thrive
This project has been developed for Mothers and their children who have experienced domestic abuse, focussing on working through the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Recovery Toolkit.
This is a trauma-informed course, focusing on negative experiences endured during childhood. This is a 1-term, weekly programme and is particularly beneficial to children who have lived with parental domestic abuse and are struggling with their feelings, emotions or relationships after the abuse ends.
We welcome interest from schools to deliver this evidence-based programme in your own settings or to facilitate effective referrals of children and families to our programme delivered from Yellow Door premises.