Restore:Families West Yorkshire
Families experiencing youth violence in the home are invited to join Restore:Families, a remote programme of support working with families over up to 8 remote sessions.
The overall aim of the programme is to support families to build respectful family relationships, stop violent and abusive behaviour, restore safety, trust and respect and to support young people to become accountable for their own behaviour in the home. We aim to support families to leave the programme with a respectful family model established alongside new methods for handling problems and conflict that will prevent further re-offences of abusive behaviour by young people toward their parents or carers.
What parents and carers have told us about their experiences on the programme in other areas through delivery from 2015-2021:
“Violence, anger, outbursts at home ground me down to a point, I couldn't see a way out. If we hadn't have come here, I would have lost the relationship with my oldest and younger kids, would have kept going down the same path.”
“I know I am no longer alone and that it is OK to feel the way I do at times. I can expect my child to take responsibility for their actions and not feel bad about this. I feel I can talk to T more calmly than I used to and am trying to see things from both sides and think about what it was like for me at her age. I learned better coping methods and communication.”
What young people have told us about their experiences on the programme:
“Because I enjoy being a proper family and enjoying time as a family. If we hadn't have been in Restore:Families I'd probably had nothing to do with my family. If I'd carried on acting how I was acting I'd have ended up in a home.”
“I have improved in my behaviour, I started thinking more before I talked. I feel I am thinking more. I have changed in the way I don't kick off. I am doing better at school.”
“If I didn’t have you to speak to I don’t think we’d have been able to resolve anything”
“I would definitely 100% recommend other families to get your support, I get up in the morning now with a smile on my face.”
To find out more contact Jane Wignall, Service Manager Restore Families West Yorkshire at JaneWignall@restorativesolutions.org.uk
Other services provided in West Yorkshire include CARA (Cautions and Relationship Abuse), an awareness raising intervention.
Explore all other services offered by Restorative Solutions here.