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At the Change Project we are actively developing and progressing forward with new innovative training to address the behaviour of people who use abuse in any relationship and educate and support them to achieve a life free from abuse.


Domestic Abuse Prevention through Change (DAPC)

The Change Project’s new, innovative ‘Domestic Abuse Prevention through Change’ (DAPC) programme, embodies current research and understanding, in line with the recent Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Tackling Violence against Woman and Girls Strategy. The DAPC comprises of robust risk suitability assessment, 2 x pre group sessions and 12 x core sessions.

The DAPC includes the fundamental role of our Integrated Support Service who provide support to survivors and their children along with case and risk management throughout.

By working with individuals who cause harm, the DAPC improves the wellbeing and safety of the individual, survivors, children and the whole family. The 12 core sessions utilise a biopsychosocial approach which considers biological, psychological and social factors and their interactions when considering the multifaceted causes of domestic abuse.

The pioneering nature of the DAPC and the biopsychosocial approach it employs, allows for therapeutic work through principles explained within the cognitive-behavioural model of thoughts, emotions, behaviour and body sensations. This provides individuals who cause harm with specific tools and strategies to regulate their emotions and prevent future abusive behaviours. The DAPC explores biological factors by educating individuals who cause harm from the biochemistry of hormones that influence feelings and emotional regulation. Finally, the DAPC explores and addresses sociological factors such as misogyny, patriarchy and privilege.

The DAPC is an intimate partner violence (IPV) intervention primarily focused to address individual’s abusive behaviour.

Referrals will be accepted from voluntary and statutory agencies and professionals.

Self-referrals are accepted by individuals who would like to address their own abusive behaviour.

Caring Dads

Developed in a University-community partnership, Caring Dads is an evidence based intervention programme for males (him/he) who have abused, neglected, or exposed their children to domestic abuse.

Caring Dad’s is a 17-week group-work programme to help fathers value their children. The course has been developed to engage men in the process of examining their fathering and motivating them to instigate change.

The programme is designed to increase men’s awareness and the application of child centred fathering. Fathers (him/he) will build awareness of, and responsibility for, abuse and neglectful fathering. We will support them in understanding the impact of domestic abuse and maltreatment of children and help them to rebuild trust and plan for the future.

Caring Dads includes the fundamental role of our Integrated Support Service. This component involves systematic outreach to mothers (her/she) to ensure safety and freedom from coercion. Contact with children’s mothers (she/her) by ISS, ensures mothers (she/her) are informed about the program. Collaboration between professionals and with mothers (she/her) to anticipate and work to avoid potential unintended negative consequences of fathers (him/he) involvement in intervention. Provision of referral and of safety planning to children’s mothers, as necessary.

The Caring Dad’s programme is for father to increase their awareness and to apply child centred fathering. The father must have direct contact with at least one child.

Referrals will be accepted from voluntary, statutory agencies, professionals, and self referrals.


History, Theory and Cycle of Domestic Abuse

The Change Project will be offering a webinar into the historical background of domestic abuse and the arrival of the 21st century that brought Government involvement to ending domestic abuse.

Furthermore, the webinar will deliberate the theory behind domestic abuse perpetration, such as the usefulness of sociological criminology in aiding our understanding of domestic abuse.

Additionally, there will be exploration of the intergenerational transmission of abuse (cycle of abuse) and to what degree do adult intimate partner perpetrators experience childhood exposure to domestic abuse.

Bystander intervention and domestic abuse

The Change Project will be offering a webinar into bystander intervention and how this differs for domestic abuse.

Bystander intervention is recognising a potentially harmful situation or interaction and choosing to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome. It focuses on taking people through the different stages required to move from inaction to action safely.

Domestic abuse myths, postulate that domestic abuse is a private matter, but this is not the case. The Change Project will guide individuals on the appropriate and safe way to intervene, while considering barriers and resources/support available.

Myths, Beliefs and attitudes

The Change Project will be offering a webinar, breaking down the myths surrounding domestic abuse within society. It will include cultural myths and beliefs about gender that may be used to justify domestic abuse. The webinar will highlight the importance of challenging myths and how they may influence a professionals belief systems.

Professional boundaries and working with Domestic Abuse

Professional boundaries are the legal, ethical and organisational framework that protects both survivors, perpetrators and the professionals. It signifies between what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour both in and outside of work. The webinar will delve into discussion regarding professional boundaries, why they are important and how to identify crossed boundaries. Recommendations are given with positive boundaries and on how to keep boundaries in place.

The webinar will also discuss the potential for stress, burnout and trauma on professionals alongside there indicators. It will be explored how to mitigate stress, burnout and trauma through various support mechanisms available.


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

From October 2024, workplaces will have new duties to ensure reasonable steps are taken to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. As this is a positive obligation, it is envisaged that training and a policy will be required as a minimum to comply with it.

The Change Project is providing ‘Sexual harassment in the workplace’ training for all workplaces.

The sexual harassment in the workplace training is tailored to the individual needs of the organisation. The Change Project will meet with organisations for a consultation and assessment prior to conducting the training.

Training outcomes:

  • Workplaces will be confident in recognising what is sexual harassment. This will include Legislation, impact on the individual and consequences on employees/ employers.
  • Workplaces will be knowledgeable in policy, implementation and promotion.
  • Workplaces will understand how to report incidents of unacceptable behaviour.
  • Employers will be able to recognise third party harassment and the reasonable steps to take to protect staff
  • Staff will feel confident in having appropriate, supportive, conversations regarding sexual harassment with those who have experienced it within the workplace.
  • Workplaces will be educated on bystander Intervention
  • Workplaces will be knowledge on internal and external support.
  • Workplaces will be introduced to White Ribbon and to support the mission of ending violence against women and girls

Should you be interested in booking sexual harassment in the workplace training for your workplace, please get in contact with our training and development team to discuss.