You and me Mum
A programme for mum’s which aims to empower, support and further develop your role as a mum by understanding the needs of children and young people who have lived with domestic abuse.
To understand how domestic abuse affects you as a parent
To understand the effects of domestic abuse on children and young people
To develop effective communication skills with children and young people
To promote healthy, non-abusive relationships
To explore protective strategies for keeping mum’s children and young people safe.
The group runs for over 10 weeks with sessions lasting 2.5 hours
The effects of Domestic abuse on children
Many children exposed to violence in the home are also victims of physical abuse.
Children who witness domestic violence or are victims of abuse themselves are at serious risk for long-term physical and mental health problems.
Children who witness violence between parents may also be at greater risk of being violent in their future relationships. If you are a parent who is experiencing abuse, it can be difficult to know how to protect your child.