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The Jigsaw Project

A twelve session group programme aimed at helping children whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse.


Title

JIGSAW

What is it?

A twelve session group programme for children whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse.

Why is it needed??

Jigsaw is for children whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse harms children. It doesn’t matter if they experience it directly, witness it between parents or live in an environment of fear; the impact is damaging and can be long term. Children and young people often feel:  Powerless because they can't stop the abuse  Confused because it doesn't make sense  Angry because it shouldn't be happening  Guilty because they think they've done something wrong  Afraid because they may be hurt  Sad because they see someone they love hurt  Alone because they think it is only happening to them.

Aim of Jigsaw

To provide a service that gives children who have lived with domestic abuse opportunities to share their experience in an environment, which is safe.


Impact of Jigsaw

 To strengthen / improve self esteem  To enhance self protection skills  To explore approach

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 To have fun  To learn ways to express feelings  To reduce isolation Who delivers it?

The programme is coordinated by Crewe Women’s Aid and delivered by a range of partners across Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Partnership. At different venues across Cheshire East

Where does it run? 2 hours per week for 12 weeks How long is it? Who would refer?

How to refer?

Anyone working with survivors of domestic abuse. We also accept self referrals for this course Using the short referral form on our website www.crewewa.org.uk/refer, by emailing michelle@crewewa.org.uk or calling the office on 01270 250390 This course is free

What does it cost? Who to contact?

Contact Michelle Richards, Children’s Interventions Coordinator at michelle@crewewa.org.uk or calling the office on 01270 250390


Contact: Michelle Richards – Children’s Interventions Coordinator At Crewe Women’s Aid 01270 250391 michelle@crewewa.org.uk


The Jigsaw Project