The freedom programme What is the freedom programme The freedom programme is a recognized domestic abuse awareness course devised by Pat Craven. The freedom programme is a 10 week course that will support you to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of abuse and increase your ability to recognize the early warning signs of abusive behavior within your relationships. Women access this course for a variety of reasons and maybe or may not be currently in an abusive / unhealthy relationship. About the course All our courses take place in a supportive and friendly environment. There is no pressure to talk if you do not want to, you can just sit and listen. Each week we discover a different character or persona and discuss a number of techniques used by that character. The two main characters are the dominator (abusive partner) and the friend (healthy partner) and each have a number of personas The dominators personas include;• The bully• The bad father• The effects on children• The headworker• The jailor• The sexual controller• The king of the castle• The liar and persuader • Warning signs How to sign up for a course All our courses are free and signing up is quick and easy! All you need to do is get in touch with Jackie or Lisa who will register you for the course and give you details on dates and times.