FAQs

Who can become a Healing Together facilitator?
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We have criteria to ensure all facilitators have the relevant skills and knowledge to support the children, and deliver the programme skilfully. You do not need to be a trained therapist. This programme is designed to be delivered in schools and wider community settings.

Is the Healing Together programme evidence based?
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The programme is grounded in evidence based practice as it draws upon attachment and  neuroscience. The programme was developed by our team of psychologist and childhood trauma expert, Jane Evans.
 
Impact is measured using the Emotional Awareness Questionnaire. We have permission from the author to use the questionnaire, and it has been screened by professor Dr Clare Fox. We also measure the impact of the training via pre and post training surveys.
 
Innovating Minds has been working with children impacted by domestic abuse since 2016. Therefore, we have applied our learning experiences. 
 
What is the application process?
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You will be asked to complete the application form and seek one reference. Once we confirm your application, you will be asked to book on to your training course.

Who can deliver the group sessions?
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We recommend that two people facilitate each group session. The lead facilitator (certified facilitator) and a co-facilitator (with relevant experience). We believe that people should have the opportunity to learn from each other. We hope the co-facilitator progresses to a lead facilitator in the future.

Do I have to attend the three-day training course?
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Yes, despite experience or qualifications everyone that wishes to become a member must attend all training sessions and complete the training in 3 months.

Is there separate training to deliver the primary (6-11 years) or secondary programme (11 to 16 years)?
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No, everyone will attend the same training despite the programmes they wish to deliver.

How many children can be in a group?
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In order to maintain safety and quality, we cap the group numbers at:

Primary group programme: 5 children maximum
Secondary group programme: 6 children maximum
Can siblings attend the same group?
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No. Everybody’s experience of domestic abuse is unique and therefore siblings need their own safe space to start their journey of recovery. Having a sibling in the same group can impact their ability to engage effectively in the group.

Do parents need to provide consent?
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Yes we recommend that parents/caregivers provides consent for their child to engage in the Healing Together programme. We have provided you a consent form to use, but feel free to use your own.