Safety, Trust and Respect (S.T.A.R)
What is it all about?
A suite of early intervention and prevention services and group programmes for all ages up to 25 years, advice, information and guidance to enable professionals training for practitioners working with children and young people.
A suite of services include:
- Prevention: S.T.A.R Young People Programme
(8 x 1 hour sessions)
Sessions are young person led and promote group discussions. They enable young people to recognise early warning signs and dangers of unhealthy relationships, empowering them to make informed choices. The sessions also set out the legalities in relation to each topic and where to go for help and support.
- Early Intervention: S.T.A.R Club – 6 to 11 year olds
(8x 1 and half hour sessions) (8 x 1 hour sessions)
The programme provides a safe and confidential group environment for children who have experienced domestic abuse, to understand and explore their feelings. Play and fun has an integral part during all S.T.A.R Club sessions. It is particularly important for children who have experienced domestic abuse as this may not have been possible in homes ruled by fear.
- S.T.A.R Group Work (4 – 6 year olds) & (7 – 11 year olds)
The aim of the group work is to strengthen the relationship between the child and their mother following domestic abuse. This programme enables discussion about their experiences, understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on the child and strategies to cope. A parallel programme consists of group work for mothers and group work for children.
Welsh Women’s Aid will train professionals to deliver the programme and we encourage partnership working with local member groups.
If you would like more information about this course or to book, please contact us at [email protected].