Change That Lasts is a new strengths-based, needs-led approach that supports survivors of all forms of violence against women, and their children, to build resilience, and leads to independence.
What does the model look like?
‘Change That Lasts’ consists of three strands, which, if all three are working in coordination, can:
Provide the appropriate response to survivors wherever and whenever they chose to share their experience;
ensure that services are able to identify abuse earlier and are aware of how to refer to specialist support;
provide specialist support to survivors that is tailored to their needs, builds on their strengths, and is trauma informed.
The three strands are:
Change That Lasts Funded Projects
In 2017-18 Welsh Women’s Aid, in partnership with Women’s Aid (England), successfully piloted the ‘ask me’ strand of the ‘Change That Lasts’ model in Powys, supported fully by our member’s Montgomery Family Crisis Centre and Calan DVS.