Self referring to DV-ACTs DAPP
1:1 Motivational Programme for Fathers
This innovative programme works with fathers that are willing to complete domestic abuse work but are unsuitable for a full domestic abuse prevention programme (DAPP) because they do not admit to their abusive behaviour or heavily minimise incidents of abuse. Designed specifically for fathers who have children in child protection measures this programme of work aims to get those who are in a state of entrenched denial to the point at which they can attend a full DAPP with DV-ACT or other DAPP providers.
The programme is particularly suitable for fathers who:
have been found unsuitable for a programme due to their denial/minimisation
deny or minimise abusive behaviour but are willing to participate in domestic abuse work
admit to low-risk incidents but deny using high-risk behaviour
Please note that this is a motivational programme with the aim of getting fathers to the point at which they are then suitable to attend a full DAPP and is not a replacement programme that would work to reduce the risks in a case.
Features of the DV-ACTION motivational programme
An intensive and focused programme of work is delivered by a dedicated domestic abuse specialist.
Sessions are tailored to cover specific areas of concern and to meet the requirements of the child protection plan.
One to one sessions are delivered remotely across the UK and are available to those who require an interpreter or who have additional needs.
The work is recorded accurately and reported upon completion to help inform the child protection plan.
Provides the opportunity to progress to a full DAPP if sufficient change takes place.
Programme session content
The 6 session programme is tailored to the needs of the perpetrator and the child protection plan and will cover the following:
Identifying the source of resistance
Understanding the cycle of violence and abuse
Gains and losses from changing behaviour
Understanding the impact of domestic abuse on children
Understanding the Local Authority's concerns
Viewing DAPP material to prepare for a full programme
As it is a bespoke programme delivered on a one to one basis, there can be a particular focus on specific areas of concern and further sessions can be included where required.
Where a client has not first completed a full risk or joint assessment with DV-ACT an initial suitability assessment will need to be completed with an expert assessor. Sessions will then take place either once or twice a week depending upon the needs of the client and the stage that the case is at. There will be an additional session towards the end of the programme where an expert assessor will meet with the client in order to complete the final assessment report. Sessions can be completed using an interpreter, should this be required.
Sessions are completed remotely; however, face to face sessions may be possible at social work offices depending upon the location and what government restrictions are in place at the time.
For a quick view of whether your client would be suitable for this intervention, you can complete this form.
Alternatively please contact us to find out costs, timescales and how to make a referral.