A Behaviour Change programme for Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Abuse
RCT’s Time to Change is a 26 week bespoke behaviour change programme for men who perpetrate Domestic Violence and/or Abuse that can run for up to a maximum of 6 months. The programme is designed to raise awareness and to develop understanding; with a focus on transformation and change for those requiring that level of intervention. There will be some out of hour’s provision available for those who are employed.
The programme consists of initial 1:1 work with a pre-programme interview then if the TTC is recommended contact made to other professionals involved ( If any), he will then complete an Initial Risk assessment and up to 3-5 sessions around developing discrepancy, starting to acknowledge past or current behaviours, Triggers and sore points, Developing emotional awareness. When group ready he will then complete 20 weeks in an evening group.
The programme will provide support to the female partners via interventions designed to focus on their needs by a female Key Worker. They will be contacted following the man’s Initial Assessment and undertake specialist 1:1 work focusing on Understanding and Recognising DVA; Acknowledging an Abusive Relationship; Safety Planning. Further they will be crucial in providing weekly feedback about their partner’s behaviour in a safe and supportive environment, which will enable the Worker to tailor the most appropriate intervention approach for the man that week. Referral into specialist DVA programmes delivered at RCT for children of the participant will be provided.