What is the Freedom Programme
Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was created by Pat Craven who holds the copyright (all rights reserved) and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence. We provide information, not therapy.
The Programme was primarily designed for women as victims of domestic violence, since research shows that in the vast majority of cases of serious abuse are male on female. However, the programme, when provided as a child friendly two day course, is also suitable for children of a primary school age.
The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors and children. 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 the 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 programme usually lasts for 8 weekly group sessions and is FREE. It is provided by hundreds of agencies across the UK.
The National Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline number is 0808 2000 247