Choose 2 Change
What is Choose2Change?
Our Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme are a structured group work intervention designed to work with those perpetrating abuse within their intimate relationships.
The aim of the programme is to support those perpetrating abuse to address their behaviours, and encourage positive behaviour and attitudinal change, with the view to reducing the risk of harm to the victim, whether this be a current or past partner, and any children.
It is an intervention that includes assessment for suitability, a structured motivational programme and goal setting and is delivered over a 24 week period.
Partners and ex-partners receive support through our partnership with Coventry Haven and Panahghar to ensure a safety plan is implemented and there is a good understanding of the programme itself.
The Value of Behavioural Change Programmes
From our experience of delivering C2C, Relate realises the value of behavioural change programmes to support perpetrators of domestic abuse in improving their relationships.
What happens at the end of the programme?
Once the programme has been successfully completed, and the couple have both actively engaged throughout, then there is potential to continue into Relationship Counselling with a Relate Counsellor, if it is deemed safe to do so.
When is Choose2Change available?
Currently the group is delivered on a Wednesday evening from 6.00pm – 8.30pm in Coventry. Suitability Assessments are offered Monday – Friday.
Is the service free?
The service is funded by Coventry City local authority and is delivered free of charge.
What to do next?
If you would like to self-refer or find out more about the programme, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 024 7622 5863 for more information.
If you are a professional and wish to refer somebody to the programme, please complete a C2C referral form Click here for to visit the Form Refferals Page
Click to download the Choose2Change Leaflet
Further information to help!
If you are worried about your behaviour or if you have been a victim of domestic violence and need to talk to someone, you may find the following helpful:
- Safe to Talk 0800 111 4998 Coventry City Council’s domestic abuse website https://www.safetotalk.org.uk/
- Respect Phoneline 0808 802 4040 The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop. They help male and female perpetrators, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as concerned friends and family members and Frontline Workers are also welcome to contact them for information, advice and support. Webchat is also available via the Respect Phoneline website respectphoneline.org.uk.
- Galop ( previously known as Broken Rainbow) helpline 0300 999 5428 National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline staffed by LGBT people for survivors, perpetrators, friends, family, and service providers/agencies https://www.escis.org.uk/advice-and-support/galop-previously-known-as-broken-rainbow-national-helpline/
- Live Fear Free helpline 0808 80 10 800 Free 24hr all Wales domestic abuse helpline offering information, advice and support https://gov.wales/live-fear-free
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