Change that Lasts Early Perpetrator Response (CLEAR)
What is Clear?
CLEAR is an integral part of the Change That Lasts model and is the early perpetrator response which was developed by Respect in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid.
CLEAR is a free, short awareness raising course for men who would like to have healthier relationships. It aims to meet the needs of men who have identified that their behaviour is causing concern and are motivated to do something about it, but are not yet disclosing or taking responsibility for their abuse.
Who is it for?
The course is designed for heterosexual men over 18 , living in the Cardiff and Vale area, who recognise or accept a professional recognises that there are concerns with their behaviour towards women.
Who can access CLEAR?
- 18 years or over
- Live in the Cardiff and Vale area
- Concerned about their own behaviour OR accept the concerns of somebody else regarding their behaviour
- No outstanding civil or criminal matter relating to their behaviour
- Willing to engage with and commit to the course and attend regular appointments – usually weekly for 7 sessions
- Aim to keep substance misuse at a level that enables them to engage consistently and manage their behaviour safely and appropriately
- Are willing to share details of their current, and former partners (or other person at risk) so that they can receive support/intervention should they wish to receive it . If these details are refused, they will be unable to attend the course
About the CLEAR intervention
The course facilitates men to identify their abusive tactics, take responsibility for them and learn new tools and strategies that can be used to promote a healthier relationship.
6 sessions are delivered on a one-to-one basis and are tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Each session lasts for approximately 1 – 1½ hours and are scheduled weekly.
The course focuses on: –
- Raising awareness of violence against women and girls
- Identifying the impact of abusive behaviour on others
- Gendered inequalities
- Abusive tactics – identifying these behaviours within their own relationships
- Tools to promote healthier relationships – e.g. Time out
- Goal setting – to promote wellbeing and healthier relationships
Integrated Specialist Support
Specialist Support is offered to all survivors of the men who attend CLEAR.
CLEAR will signpost to ongoing support and/or interventions, to further address abusive behaviour if appropriate at the end of the course. An additional session is organised to provide ‘warm introductions’ to the appropriate service/services.
How to refer
Men can self-refer to CLEAR or can be referred by a professional as long as consent has been obtained. See referral forms below:
Email completed referrals to: email@example.com