THE LIBERTY PROGRAMME: SURVIVING DOMESTIC ABUSE

At The Liberty Centre we have been reviewing the group work that was delivered to women to enable them to
develop their confidence and help them to move on to a better life.

The new Liberty Programme will help women to understand what domestic abuse is and support them to
develop healthy relationships, build confidence and decide on the steps they want to take to move on with their
lives.

Any agency working with women can refer on to the programme.
The programme is 2 hours per week for 10 weeks.
It is for women who have experienced domestic abuse and are not in a place of crisis.
The programme is run by The Liberty Centre staff at a community venue.

By the end of the programme, we hope women will:
 Have a better understanding of domestic abuse and the impact on you and your family;
 Know what a healthy relationship is and be able to work towards this by knowing what makes a good
relationship;
 Know more about how an abuser works, responsibilities and actions;
 Feel more confident and have better self-esteem;
 Know what you are capable of and what you can do in the future.

Each session will involve sharing information about the topic and some exercises to help women to deal with
the information, and look at what it means to them. A simple piece of homework will be given out at the end
of each session with a view to reviewing it in the following session.

We are working closely with UCLAN to evaluate this new programme and are hoping to have it accredited in
the near future.
For further information contact; Lisa Larsen lisal@wlwref.org.uk Mobile: 07495435493

 

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