20th April 2021 at 1:13 pm #124956
The Power to Change programme provides education
and support in a group setting to women who are, or
have been, in abusive relationships. It is based on the
idea that women working together in a safe, friendly
and non-judgmental environment can change their
lives for the better.
Going through domestic abuse can damage your self-esteem and make you feel very isolated and even
ashamed of what has happened to you. Being in a
group where others have had similar experiences can
be very beneficial; it offers a safe space to share
experiences, feel that you are not alone, and draw
strength from each other.
The three main aims of the support group are:
to help you understand the dynamics of abuse and
change patterns of behaviour learned by women
within abusive relationships;
to raise awareness of women’s basic rights;
to build self-esteem and empowerment, enabling
you to recognise your individual strengths,
maintain your independence, and acknowledge
your rights to respect, dignity, independence,
choice and control
1. Introductions: basic
2. Domestic abuse
3. Why is it so hard to
4. Families and children
6. Coping with grief, fear
7. Coping with anger
8. Assertiveness skills and
boundary setting 1
9. Assertiveness skills and
boundary setting 2
11. Dealing with requests
and authority figures
12. Practicing assertiveness
13. Healthy relationships
14. Endings and new
20th April 2021 at 1:19 pm #124957EggshellsParticipant
Thanks Living Warrior. Do you know how I can get on to one of these programmes please?
20th April 2021 at 1:23 pm #124958
I got in touch with my local womens aid, who were running the support groups weekly for an hour a week, if your local WA does them they are fantastic, and free 🙂
they may not be up and running yet, as mine isnt, due to covid. but as things are opening up i am sure they will be reopening soon too 🙂
20th April 2021 at 7:57 pm #124973EggshellsParticipant
Thanks. I’ve been transferred to my local WA for some time now but they haven’t even contacted me. I’ll be moving on again in a couple of months to an area that doesn’t have WA. It’s a shame because the course looks really good.
21st April 2021 at 10:01 am #124998
oh no, im sorry to hear that, but you could get intouch with the local MP. they have some pull with budgeting and providing support it may help you and the area in general 🙂 just a thought. If you need anything, you know where i am.
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