It has become increasingly apparent that not only the person that is subjected to the abusive behaviour is affected by it, but the whole household usually is also traumatised by the perpetrator’s actions, whether directly or indirectly. This has an impact on a child’s development, mentally, socially and emotionally. Many children are suffering with poor mental health at an alarmingly young age, but not getting the correct support. Children and young people do not have a clear understanding of healthy relationships, because they only know the relationship between the victim and perpetrator within their own household. This influences the way they see and make their own relationships in the future, therefore continuing the unhealthy cycle.
DACTIP is a simple, direct, accessible group programme delivered by trained practitioners, in schools and children and young people settings, this can also be adapted to use as a 1:1 programme.
This programme is for 7 – 11 years old.