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Working through the issues related to abuse in a safe group environment can be empowering and life-changing. Staffordshire Women’s Aid provide group programmes and workshops which aim to support women and children towards safety and recovery. Our group facilitators are trained to deliver in a safe and effective environment.

 

Power to Change – Educational self-help Programme

This 14 session programme focuses on learning to change abusive relationship patterns. It focusses on assertiveness techniques, boundaries and assessing the differences between abusive and healthy relationships. Again, we are able to adapt this model to deliver a shorter version of the programme.

  • Basic rights
  • Definition of abuse
  • Why is it so hard to leave
  • Families and children
  • Boundaries
  • Coping with grief fear and guilt
  • Coping with anger
  • Assertiveness skills and boundary setting
  • Assertiveness skills and boundary setting
  • Assertiveness techniques
  • Dealing with requests and authority figures
  • Practising assertiveness
  • Healthy relationships
  • Endings and new beginnings

 

 You and Me, Mum You and Me Mum logoWomen's Aid Federation Logo

Research evidences the negative impact domestic violence can have in eroding self confidence in parenting, and upon the safety and wellbeing of children. You and me mum will empower, support and develop further understanding of the role of a mother in addressing the needs of children and young people who have lived with domestic violence.

Objectives:

  • To understand how domestic violence affects you as a parent.
  • To understand the effects of domestic violence on children and young people.
  • To develop effective communication skills with children and young people.
  • To promote healthy and non-violent relationships.
  • To explore key Protective BehaviourTM messages and strategies for keeping mothers, children and young people safe.

 

The course encourages women to share experiences and helps with:

  • Building confidence
  • Understanding children’s behaviour
  • Being a lone parent
  • Taming toddlers
  • Troublesome teenagers