Hand in Hand

Children & Young People



Helping non-abusive parents answer questions about their parenting and their children’s development following abuse they have experienced.

Hand in Hand is a new programme designed by the Next Chapter. This programme is research based and it was created by our experienced Children and Young People’s Team in partnerships with our clients.

Hand in Hand is aimed to help non-abusive parents who may have some questions or concerns about their parenting and their children’s development following abuse they have experienced. The programme includes 10 unique sessions that will equip you in knowledge and practical skills of therapeutic parenting to support your children and young people at home. Hand in Hand focuses on self-empowerment and mutual aid - it recognises the central role of non-abusive parents in the protection and positive development of their children and young people.

  • Are my children victims of abuse?
  • Have my children been affected by abuse?
  • How to talk to children about abuse?
  • How to deal with an angry child?
  • How to help my child recover from abuse?

If you’ve been asking these questions, Hand in Hand will help you answer them. We deliver face to face groups as well as online (depending on area and availability). Don’t wait, contact us to secure a place – the change starts today!

Call us on 01206 500585 or email info@thenextchapter.org.uk.

Still not convinced? See what previous participants say about Hand in Hand:

“Attending the course does not mean you have a problem with your child. You’re OK. You just want it to be better for them.”
“Following on from completing the course and receiving the help from Next Chapter, I now have a clear understanding of what domestic abuse is, why you are a victim of it and how it impacts you, your children and relationships. It's been a six month journey to recovery but I was only able to achieve this due to the help, support and clarity from the Next Chapter services. Without this help I wouldn't be where I am now,  I'm now in a safe place which is healthy and I'm so much stronger now, which enables me to be there for my children and ensure they grow up in a non-toxic environment.”
"This course has absolutely changed my life. I feel so much stronger. Doing this course has made me realise that I was a victim of domestic abuse. I wasn't crazy and I didn't deserve for it to happen to me. Meeting mums who have been through what I have been through has been so refreshing. To speak to people who understand exactly how you feel is just priceless. Finding out ways to help my daughter and behaviours to look out for has been such a valuable asset to have."
“I feel incredibly grateful to have been given a place on the programme. It's helped me to much more effectively understand power and control, the tactics that can be used to weaponise children as part of the abuse, and how abusive behaviour manifests in children. It has also given me lots of useful techniques on activities to do or communication strategies. I feel much more confident to discuss what me and the children have experienced and are experiencing. If I hadn’t accessed this support I would have found my current struggles with court proceedings impossible to manage, and think I may have been worn down and given up.”
“The combination of the sessions, hearing others experiences and one to one calls when needed has been incredible.”
“In doing this course I have realised that I matter and that without me being okay my daughter can't be okay! I am learning to slow down and take time for myself. I now have a good understanding of how the abuse has affected us and our brain/thought process. I feel more capable as a mum and am starting to find myself.”
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