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The Freedom Programme

What is the Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was created by Pat Craven who holds the copyright and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence. The programme is educative and was primarily designed for women as victims of domestic violence, since research shows that in the vast majority of cases of serious abuse are male on female.

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusers and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help victims make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.