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Domestic Violence and or abuse. We run courses / groups at weekends 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. in North West London and in Birmingham for people who are violent and or aggressive and or abusive with a partner or former partner and who want help to change, or for people who have been abusive and need to address their behaviour. It takes 2 weekends to complete the work. The weekends are usually exactly 1 month apart.
In 1995/6 4.9% of domestic abuse was recognised as "by women". Now at least 19.7% of domestic violence is recognised as by women. Either the original statistics were a massive understatement or women's violence has increased by 400% in the intervening years!
All counsellors have been RELATE trained and have been further trained by this organisation for 25 days. BAC or BASRT or similar membership and accreditation are required.
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We are focused almost entirely on Domestic Violence and abuse, sometimes this is popularly called anger management but our focus is very much more on regulating 8 basic emotions, emotional regulation..
About 90% of our clients are men.
The Duluth model in America has very largely failed with court mandated men to demonstrate any positive outcomes - "Partner Abuse" will give you the scientific data for the main reason that it fails. In the UK RESPECT is bent on proving that Duluth works, despite the outcomes of their flagship project in London who could only claim that 22 men had successful outcomes - from the 230 men that approached them!
In other words 208 men in that year very largely wasted their time!
The focus in this agenda needs to be the safety of children, not just the safety of women . Children are potentially at risk from both parents. Of course when people declare themselves to be victims of domestic violence they need to be believed and their claims need to be carefully explored. When children's safety is in question a healthy scepticism needs to be engaged and the focus needs to entirely the safety of the child, and not potentially compromised by a focus only on " the safety of women".
The organisation is a charity and asks participants to contribute what they reasonably can towards our costs of (up to £35, towards the cost of an initial visit and up to £480 for a course,) Donations are accepted over longer periods of time. People on benefits are asked to contribute a token, also according to their means. Upon completion of the work we will provide a certificate of completion.
The courts and social services may commission the work. They are charged considerably more, reflecting the additional work required in the "liaison".
To protect a client's finances and our reputation we will only write reports when they are commissioned by the authorities.
A "working model" of basic human emotions is linked into our website along with a great deal of material of a political nature which is openly critical of current policies, particularly those focused on separating couples willy-nilly.
The effectiveness of RESPECT's accredited projects has been very seriously undermined by a call by Dr Louise Dixon for the abandonment of the accreditation process because it is based on feminist ideology rather than scientifically sustainable evidence.
The Centre for Social Justice concluded in a paper in 2012 that the Duluth based / styled intervention courses should all be closed and a complete re-start should be made.
0203 286 44 82 or 0121 270 6168 is available. Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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Our telephone numbers are generally available from 7 am - 10.00 pm daily except at weekends when a course is being run.