The Evolve Programme

The EVOLVE Programme is a behavioural change programme developed as part of The SHE Project to help perpetrators of domestic abuse to cultivate positive behaviour that support healthy family relationships.

WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL?

Evolve is designed to change the negative attitudes, beliefs and values of male or female perpetrators of domestic abuse who use or have used violence, abusive and coercive behaviours towards their partners, ex-partners, children and other family members. The emphasis is on safety and making more positive, constructive contribution to relationships in both family and community.

Evolve is delivered in conjunction with support to partners and ex-partners who have been or are the victims of the abuse.

The programme is delivered over 27 weekly group sessions. Group members are encouraged to support each other whilst working through a range of topics and to talk about their behaviour during each session. This helps to acknowledge and identify abusive behaviour, take ownership and responsibility for the abuse and make positive behaviour changes.

Topics include:

  • Non-violence
  • Non-threatening behaviour
  • Respect
  • Honesty & Accountability
  • Negotiation & Fairness
  • Parenting
  • Partnerships

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:

  • Participants must be willing to commit to the EVOLVE programme
  • Participants must supply contact details of current partners and all ex-partners so that support can be offered to them
  • Participants or their current or ex-partners MUST be 18 years of age or over
  • Participants must be living in Northamptonshire

REFERRALS

Referrals for the Evolve Programme can be made by social services or other agencies.

Individuals who have identified a need to change their abusive or violent behaviours can self-refer.

We carry out an initial assessment upon referral. Contact is made at the outset of the programme with any adults or children who may be involved and is maintained throughout to ensure the best possible safety and well-being.

Similarly, other agencies are requested to remain involved with the family during participant’s attendance at Evolve with Eve.

For more information about EVOLVE, contact the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) on 01604 230577 or complete the Eligibility Enquiry Form below. Secure emails can be sent through Egress Switch.

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