Steps to Safety Supporting families living with domestic abuse
Family life can be stressful. And sometimes, these tensions can spill over into conflict or violence. An abusive relationship between parents or carers can be distressing for a child and harm their emotional and physical development.
Steps to Safety is an early-intervention programme to help families living with domestic abuse.
It aims to help families:
- reduce stress
- manage emotions
- respond calmly to conflict.
We're currently piloting Steps to Safety to see how it can help parents prevent any more incidents from happening and create a safer and more stable future for their children.
How it works
Steps to Safety focuses on mood management to help adults manage and change their behaviour. Parents attend 26 weekly sessions, each lasting for 90 minutes.
Parents learn how to:
- control emotion
- improve relationships
- reduce conflict.
To achieve this, the programme teaches families about mindfulness. Evidence suggests that this can help control anxiety, stress, and aggression.
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