Groupwork for Adult Victims
We offer two FREE groupwork programmes for adult victims of domestic abuse.
The Freedom Programme is available for female victims of domestic abuse, with a male perpetrator.
Our new VOICE (Victims of Intimate Coercive Experience) programme is for male or female victims of domestic abuse. (We run separate groups for men and women)
Domestic Abuse Toolkit for black and brown female victims of domestic abuse.
Click here to read more about Freedom for Children
We run virtual groupwork sessions during afternoons and evenings.
You will need a safe and confidential space to access this service.
We are currently operating a waiting list so if you would like to join, please email: email@example.com or call: 0300 0120154 for more information.
We will provide guidance on how to use Zoom before your first meeting.
Who is Pat Craven?
Pat Craven, a previous Probation officer used to run courses for male 'perpetrators’ of violence against women and children. For two years she sat among groups of men who had injured, raped or killed their victims. She realised that abusive men use a range of tactics to control women - click here to see and download the Dominator and Mr Right poster.
She listened to everything they said and became determined to impart this information to the people who had no understanding of such violence. This included other ‘professionals’ and the women and girls whose lives could be changed or even saved if they were just given this vital information.
She also realised that abusive men do not understand their own behaviour. They do not realise that they decide to use violence when they realise that their other tactics are failing.
Click here to see the "Rules of the Game" video clip.
Pat Craven initially wrote the ‘Freedom Programme’ to educate women, girls, men and boys. Then in 2008 she published ‘Living with the Dominator’ as she wanted to reach everyone who was unable to attend a Freedom Programme.
We are currently offering “in person” groupwork in NORTHAMPTON and WELLINGBOROUGH.
We are also looking to start sessions in CORBY.
We are currently operating waiting list so if you would like to join, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0300 0120154 for more information.
virtual Group work
We run virtual groupwork sessions during afternoons and evenings. We are currently operating waiting list so if you would like to join, please email: email@example.com or call: 0300 0120154 for more information.
“I feel empowered, informed and educated about the many faces of abuse and abusive behaviour.