Feeling Safe Children and Young People’s Group Facilitator’s Resource: Therapeutic group programme using creative intervention for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse guides facilitators to run therapeutic sessions using playful interventions that encourage children and young people to explore their own experiences of domestic abuse in its many forms, and look at positive ways of dealing with their feelings, using creative interventions with a therapeutic outcome.
“In 90% of incidents of domestic violence, a child is in the same or next room.” Refuge
Feeling Safe Children and Young People’s Group Facilitator’s Resource: Therapeutic group programme using creative intervention for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse is intended to be run in parallel with Feeling Safe Women’s Group Facilitator’s Resource: Support group programme for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
The packs are designed to give facilitators a theoretical framework and practical tools to set up and deliver the group work. The packs detail pre- and post-group activities and the 10 weekly sessions that make up the programme. These can be used in the order presented, as a whole or in parts to suit a particular group. The exercises and information are flexible and facilitators may add their own materials.
This pack can be used by any organisation that wants to offer a group programme to children and young people, and their carers who have experienced domestic abuse.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 05 February 2008
The programme consists of 10 fun and flexible weekly group
sessions of one-and-a-half-hours each. The resources provide everything
facilitators need to run the group programme, including:
Stepby-step sessions outlines
Photocopiable pro-formas, handouts and exercises.
The content covers: what domestic abuse is; the theory of domestic abuse; how children/young people and women experience abuse; consequences of abuse and how to look after feelings safely; self-worth/self-esteem issues; assertiveness/confidence building; support networks; the future.