Freedom Programme's

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 course, it 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 for primary school age children and is FREE.

We are now offering Freedom Programme Sessions via Zoom! 

Ladies and Men/Teenagers Freedom Programmes

Ladies Freedom Programme By Pat Craven
Childs Vision are now offering the Ladies Freedom Programme, it is a 12 week course which teaches women about the tactics of an abuser. The course is run via Zoom, with access to an online home study course which has to be completed before attending sessions. Each session is 90 minutes, courses are available daytime and evenings
 
Men’s Freedom programme/Teenagers Freedom programme
The Men’s and Teenagers Freedom Programmes are a 12 week course which discusses the behaviours and beliefs of the perpetrator.  The course is run via zoom with access to an online home study course which is to be completed before attending sessions.  Each session is 60 minutes. With a few minor adjustments this course can also be used with teenagers (both boys and girls) to look at how relationships are reinforced and the behaviours they may see. It also looks at the impact an abusive relationship can have on them.. The Teenagers course is a 12 week course of 60 minute sessions.
 
To access these support programmes please complete the referral form and specify “ZOOM’ sessions.