The Freedom Programme is a domestic abuse group for women, however we know that men can also be abused by their partners therefore the group is suitable for both women and men. Sometimes men and women attend who have been abusers or victims of witnessing domestic abuse themselves as a child. The group focuses on the personality of ‘The Dominator’ and the different characters they may display.
Each week we look at one character and explore how their behaviour affects us and our children. We also look at their beliefs and attitudes so that we can spot the early warning signs of an abuser. After attending a Freedom Programme many women and men have said that they understand their partner’s behaviour more and they become more aware of what is happening to them. They have also said that they can then make different choices and feel comfortable with doing so for themselves and for their children.