Our domestic violence perpetrator programme (DVPP) is the only course to achieve RESPECT’s SMP standard currently available within the Birmingham and Worcestershire areas. The programme offers men who have been abusive an opportunity to address their behaviour towards their intimate partner, future partner and other close relations.
How we help
Our programme is offered over 30 weeks with weekly evening sessions for our clients. The course takes a cognitive behavioural therapeutic approach embedded in a psycho-educational syllabus, offering progression reports and liaison with the appropriate authorities in relation to individual cases. Our facilitators in both locations specialise in domestic violence and we are also able to offer an integrated support service for the victim of domestic abuse (ISS).
Birmingham – Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Worcestershire – Tuesday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Who we can help
Our service is available for male perpetrators of domestic violence aged over 16 years.
Referrals can be made with your consent by a third party on your behalf such as your GP, CPN, social worker, CAFCASS officer, or solicitor. Please note there is a charge associated for referrals made outside of CAFCASS
We also accept self-referrals (private referrals) service.
For more information or to make a referral please call Sarah Jegou, counselling and psychotherapy manager, on: 0121 7664923 / 0121 7666699.
Our approach is underpinned five key principles of mental health support:
- Open dialogue – transparency, words to words, tolerating uncertainty and healing
- Person centred – unconditional positive regard and empathy
- Action psychology – do and reflect, practical action to improve the situation
- Community self help solutions – creating opportunities