Freedom Programme Facilitator Training
The Freedom Programme was originally designed by Pat Craven in 1999, to address the abuser’s tactics and behaviours. It the examines the perceptions held of who is to blame for the violence & abuse by considering the beliefs of the abusing partner, the victim and society at large. It further explores the impact & effect on victims and their children, warning signs and what constitutes a ‘healthy’ partner. The programme provides a window of opportunity to explore these issues in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental forum enabling women to develop their own support network, alleviating their sense of isolation.
This an intensive three-day training, which explores the programme in full and provides an in-depth insight into domestic and sexual violence and abuse. It enables practitioners to run an 11/12 week programme which raises awareness and knowledge for victims/survivors about abuser behaviours, tactics and beliefs.
Training is suitable for any practitioners, statutory & voluntary, working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, including family support practitioners, CYP services, housing associations, tenency support, IDVAs, police, refuge & outreach staff, probation, health visitors, midwives, school nurses, therapeutic services, legal services, CAB, pastoral staff, support groups, community groups and those working with vulnerable adults and children.
It is not intended that every participant of the training become a facilitator. This training is equally useful to those working in a one to one capacity. Support will be given within the training on how to set up a group programme as well as using the Homestudy book.
This training can be provided in-house for a minimum of 10 persons. If you would like to access a multi-agency training please go to the Events page for future dates. For further information on this training, please contact Cathy directly via the Contact page.
Please see our Events page for forthcoming dates.
I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.
Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!
I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.
Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.
Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.
I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.