Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART™)
Eve is approved by the NSPCC to adopt, implement and deliver the DART programme.
Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) is an NSPCC group work programme aimed at improving outcomes for mothers and their children following domestic abuse. This programme has a unique focus on strengthening the mother-child relationship in addition to supporting other aspects of recovery from domestic abuse. Through DART, children and their mothers can talk to each other about domestic abuse, learn to communicate and rebuild their relationship.
The service, which has been recognised by the Home Office, also provides children and mothers with an opportunity to meet others who have lived through similar experiences.
How DART™ works
Over ten weeks, mothers and children aged 7-14 meet for a weekly two-hour group session.
Children and mothers work together for an hour at the start of the group, and then take part in activities in separate groups. At the end of each session, they join together again.
Women learn more about:
- how domestic abuse happens
- how it affects children.
They’ll also explore experiences and strategies that can be used as a parent.
Children take part in activities together that help them build their own understanding of domestic abuse and how they’re feeling.
More information on DART and latest reports can be found on the NSPCC website
NSPCC Podcast: Helping Children Recover From Domestic Abuse
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