The Fortis Programme and the Polari Programme are 12 week recovery programmes developed for heterosexual male and LGBTQIA+ survivors. These programmes are written in a way that they can be delivered in a one to one format as well as a group setting. Click on the Programme title below to find out more.
The Polari Programme is a 12 week recovery programme for LGBTQIA+ people who have experienced domestic abuse.
The name of the programme comes from a form of slang incorporating Italianate words, rhyming slang, and Romani, used originally as a kind of secret language in England and adopted by some gay people in the 20th century.
Facilitator training is offered for both programmes on the dates provided below. It is recommended that at least two staff are trained in facilitation if delivering as a group work programme.
Training includes a license (with no ongoing fees) to run the appropriate Programme, once the facilitator course has been successfully completed.
This 2 day training course will provide delegates with comprehensive manuals which includes guidance for facilitators, weekly session plans, all handout and materials to run the programme.
The aims of the training is as follows;
Understand specific needs of the client group through a day's focused training
To have an awareness of the principles and practices of trauma informed recovery work
To understand group dynamics and how to successfully facilitate of groups
To provide professionals with the tools and resources to facilitate group work for adults who have experienced domestic abuse
For professionals to be familiar with the underpinning principles of the Programmes
For professionals to be able to use the provided Manual to support Programme participants
Cost: £650 per person (discount offered for 2+ places)