The Children's Outreach service supports children or young people ages 5-13 who have witnessed domestic abuse. Direct work sessions are available for those children who require one to one support and allows them some time to be themselves and have fun. They are given the opportunity to share their experiences from their past, present and hopes and dreams for the future.
Sessions are tailored to each individual's need and also help in building confidence, self esteem, anger management, and general positive behaviour.
Support groups for children affected by domestic abuse are also offered within the local community.
Support groups and one to one advice available for women in the community to help them deal with the effects of domestic abuse.
PACT - Positive Assertiveness and Confidence Training Group
This training for women is provided by BWA. The group is for those women who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic abuse and live in the Borough of Bexley. The Assertiveness course and the Confidence course run for six weeks each. Term time only from 10am – 12noon on Tuesdays. Crèche is provided on site.
The Freedom Programme runs for 12 consecutive weeks (term time only). This free programme is for any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic violence and abuse.
The programme aims to:
- help women understand the beliefs held by abusive men and in so doing, recognise which of these beliefs they have shared
- illustrate the effects of domestic violence on children
- assist women to recognise potential future abusers
- help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives
- introduce women to community resources
For more information on any of our Community Support and
please call us on our Helpline on 0208 301 1536.