CPD certified facilitator training
ASDAN accredited Programme
When Love Bites

A young person's guide to escaping the trap of harmful, toxic and hurtful relationships.

Testimonials

Feedback from practitioners

I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Children & Teen Advocate Support Worker
Nottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Children & Teen Advocate Support Worker
Nottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Children & Teen Advocate Support Worker
Nottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Children & Teen Advocate Support Worker
Nottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Young Voices Support Worker
Nottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Children's Refuge Worker
Nottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Stronger Families & Young Voices Team Leader
Nottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team Leader
Nottingham

This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

City Teen Advocate
Nottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Children's Refuge Worker
Nottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Stronger Families Children's Worker
Nottingham

My understanding has been greatly enhanced during this three day course I feel fully equipped to run the programme to young people. Excellent training which I will recommend to others.

Safenet
Lancashire

A really informative and interesting course which has certainly extended my awareness. I really enjoyed the three days. Thank you Cathy.

Lancashire County Council
Oswaldtwistle, Lancs

The trainer and the training were brilliant.

Shuttleworth School
Lancashire

Thank you. A really great resource which I know will be really helpful!

Brook
Blackburn

Escape the Trap trianing has made me much more aware of the threat of dv amongst teenagers. It would be wonderful to run this programme throughout schools nationwide and it be fully funded! THis is imperative for the future well-being of our young people.

Director
The Confidence Box
East Sussex

Cathy has a clear knowledge of teenage relationship abuse which comes across in every aspect of your delivery. Lots of information has been shared and ideas learnt. Thank you for making the training so informative and interesting.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk County Council

Escape the Trap training has clearly and thoroughly informed me on the issues faced and the forms of domestic abuse that can be carried out. I feel confident in educating young people about this.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk County Council

Cathy was brilliant at clearly informing us as a group about stats, facts, issues etc, and was able to place us in the minds of young people at all times. Thank you for all your help, guidance and for clearly understanding our opinions and the challenges faced in our roles. I thoroughly enjoyed the course!

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk County Council
Lowestoft

The trainer was great – down to earth and confident at what she was delivering. I have so much more awareness on young people vulnerable to abusive relationships and delivery approaches.

Volunteer
The Daisy Programme
Norfolk

This training has really consolidated my learning and given the opportunity for some great discussions on teenage relationship abuse and supporting young people.

Project Worker
Lighthouse Women's Aid
Ipswich

I loved this course. I have learned lots of new ways of thinking in terms of the teenage mind and language. Really helpful. Lots of clear explanations and really good opportunities for discussion.

Volunteer
The Daisy Programme
Norfolk

I have a lot more insight into noticing the early signs of young busive relationships. The training used a good mixture of learning styles. thank you. Very good and very interesting.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk County Council
Lowestoft

This course was really great. The trainer was very good at opening up the young people’s perspective and teenager’s thinking.

Youth Outreach Worker
Alumah
Suffolk

I really enjoyed my learning experience on this training. It took me step by step through the eyes of a teenager what abusive behaviours look like in their relationships.

Volunteer
The Daisy Programme
Norfolk

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth Worker
Derby City Council

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth Worker
Derby City Council

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social Worker
Bradford College
Bradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons Worker
Addaction
Liverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions Worker
Notts County Council
Nottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions Worker
Notts County Council
Nottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach Worker
NIDAS
Mansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth Worker
Derby City Council

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth Worker
Derby City Council

The training has given me a better understanding of teenage relationship abuse. It was informative with lots of discussion based learning and feedback. Escape the Trap is an excellent programme. Thank you!

Youth Worker
Derby City Council

A well-paced, informative, collaborative and compassionate training. This training has re-charged and updated my knowledge of the issues facing young people in abusive relationships. Thank you!

School Counsellor
Cheshire

I now have increased knowledge of various types of abusive behaviour. Many examples offered and the link to consequences for the victim. Thank you.

Youth Worker
Derby City Council

Cathy was brilliant to work with and got the whole group working in a creative and dynamic way. I feel much more able to be proactive around the impact of abusive behaviour in young realtionships and am keen to assist my students to be more aware.

Student Support
Shuttleworth School
Lancashire

This training has had a great impact and certainly extended my awareness as well as taking me back to basics in terms of applying the programme in groups and one to one. A very informative and interesting course. Thank you!

Teacher
Oswaldtwistle PRU

This is an excellent training and would highly recommend to others.

DA Support Worker
Lancashire

My understanding has been much enhanced during this three day training. I feel I am much better equipped now to to respond to the issue and deliver this programme in schools.

DA Support Worker
SafeNet
Lancashire

Astounding! I have a better understanding of subject and how best to engage young people using this programme. Thank you for developing a tailor-made programme for young people.

Teacher
Oswaldtwistle PRU

Escape the Trap has given me much more awareness on issues relating specifically to teens/young people. Can’t wait to use it in schools.

DA Support Worker
SafeNet
Burnley

A resource specifically for targetted at young people. It is really helpful programme. Thank you.

Young Person's Advisor
Brook
Blackburn

I have a much better understanding of relationship abuse from a young persons point of view.

Student Support
Sir John Thursby Community College
Student Support

Fabulous resource to use with young people to educate them about teenage abuse in relationships.

Youth Worker
York

I have a clearer understanding of the problems young people have to deal with today. Very worthwhile!!

Teacher
Morcombe Road School
Lancashire

This training is accessible for the facilitator as the programme is for young people. It encourages a comprehensive overview, understanding and insight into teenage behaviours and relationships.

A Level Student
Suffolk

This training is a must for anyone working with children & young people. Teenage realtionship abuse is prevalent and this programme enables young people to explore their relationships and gain understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe way. It allows young people to recognise the dangers of abuse and the potentil impact and how to keep themselves safe and make change. The training was educating, interesting, thought provoking, real, powerful giving me tools I can use to affect change!

Kate Wearden
Social Worker
Borough of Poole
Poole

Thank you for your training. I really enjoyed it due to the balance and variety accomodating all learning styles and keeping everyone engaged. Excellent programme and is a clear learning tool to address the issues with young people.

Tania Wait
Practice Manager
Beufort Care Group
Bournemouth

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and I can now recognise differing types of behaviour and early warning signs in relationships.

Sarah Gill
Family Support Practitioner
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth

This training increased my understanding of the characteristics of abusive relationships. Cathy’s knowledge and experience was invaluable.

Julie Daniels
Youth Advisor
Bournemouth Learning Centre, Bournemouth Borough Council

The training provided a good mix of discussions, interesting visuals and lecture. Cathy was enthusiastic and committed and this motivated the participants well.

Lorranie Jones
Social Worker
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am looking forward to using it to help the young people I am working with. It increased my understanding and awareness of teenage relationship abuse. The trainer kept me engaged across the three days which is excellent.

Claire Jones
Social Worker
Bournemouth Learning Centre, Bournemouth Borough Council

I have found the Escape the Trap programme extremely beneficial and feel more equipped to work with young people who are experiencing abusive relationships. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive programme.

Sally Marks
Advanced Social Work Practitioner
Bournemouth Learning Centre, Bournemouth Borough Council

Increased my knowledge giving me a better understaning of teenage relationship abuse. Training provided a good balance between information provided, group discussion and individual work.

Karolina Bruce
Family Support Practitioner
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth

I liked the ideas of art and creative ways to express views, feelings and concerns. I hope to use them in my practice.

Really useful training – thorough and interesting both through input from trainer and group discussions. Went away with skills to run a group.

Georgina Bishop
Early Family Support Practitioner
Bournemouth Learning Centre, Bournemouth Borough Council

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Jo Macauley
Social Worker
Bournemouth MASH, Bournemouth Borough Council

This training has really changed the way I perceive the control and abuse within dynamics of romantic relationships. I got more out of the training than expected!

Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth

This is an invaluable training course that I will definitely use it with young people. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Jessica Noble-Gresty
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth

An invaluable training course that I will definitely use. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Jessica Noble-Gresty
Domestic Abuse Specialist Practitioner
Bournemouth Borough Council

I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues. Interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools!

Jo Macauley
Social Worker
MASH, Bournemouth Borough Council

I have much more knowledge and ideas to use. Trainer was very knowledgable and clear.

Really opened my eyes to how a teenager views relationships.

Karen Burfoot
Pastoral Leader
Winton and Glenmoor Academies
Bournemouth

A wonderfully comprehensive, easily accessible and engaging resource. Great trainer – knowledgeable and engaging!

J. Gray
Support Worker / Snr. Practitioner
Borough of Poole

The training was informative, stimulating and practical. The programme is appropriately structured whilst being flexible enough to respond to young people’s needs and learning styles.

Youth Worker
Sheffield Futures

Often when I am training the gap is resources or useable tools. This is a programme that will save lives and enable young people to feel heard and supported, not patronised.

Domestic Abuse Trainer (Young People’s DA)
Sheffield Futures

Cathy is a vibrant and eloquent trainer. The training course is excellent with very useful resources that are completely user friendly for the facilitator and teenager alike. Well worth doing! Thank you.

School Counsellor
Suffolk

I enjoyed this training as it offered different ideas in how to deliver and help young people understand themselves as well as understand relationships. The creative and interactive activities will be useful and valuable to the work I do with families not just teens. All young people should have this knowledge!

Residential Family Support Worker
Fairways Care
Southampton

Excellent training for development of professionals working with young people! Really helpful and enjoyable.

Youth Worker/DA Project Worker
Sheffield Futures

I would definitely recommend this informative and inspiring training to all other professionals working with teenagers and young people. Thoroughly broadened my knowledge.

Family Support Practitioner, Early Help Team, CYPS
Suffolk CC

Fantastic facilitation, Cathy is very knowledgeable and shared her experiences of running the programme with the group. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 day training which has prepared me to take all the skills i’ve learnt to share with the young people I work with. I’d definitely recommend the course.

Street Engagement Officer, Early Help Family Support & YOS
Southend Borough Council

Very informative and relaxed training.

Support Worker
Sexual Abuse Support Service, Young Women’s Housing Project
Sheffield

Very informative programme which helps you to think in a different way. Cathy delivers the Escape the Trap training in a down to earth style, enabling you to be yourself and explore your learning, delivery and reflection.

Housing Options Team Leader
West Suffolk Housing

Enjoyable learning, good fun facilitation and group participation. Thank you.

Counsellor
Suffolk

I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Domestic Abuse Support Worker
Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Senior Practitioner
Southend Borough Council

Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world

BKH Training
Suffolk

I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views

Safe in Essex Worker
The Children’s Society
Essex

Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit

Family Support Practitioner, CYPS Early Help Team
Suffolk CC

Absolutely would recommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers

Domestic Abuse Support Worker
Judith House Refuge, Riverside Care and Support
Barnsley

I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationships both abusive and healthy

Therapeutic Support Worker
Judith House Refuge, Riverside Care and Support
Barnsley

This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.

Family Support Practitioner, Suffolk CYP Early Help Team
Suffolk CC

I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people

Family Support Practitioner, CYPS Saxmundham
Suffolk CC

The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about

Young Women's Health Project, Sexual Abuse Support Services
Sheffield

This type of course needs to be more widely accessed by school staff. Very thought provoking

Family Support Practitioner, Suffolk CYP Early Help Team
Suffolk CC

This was a fantastic course and very knowledgeable. Excellent. Really enjoyed it

Young Women's Health Project, Sexual Abuse Support Services
Sheffield

Brilliant knowledge and delivery of ETT from Cathy; I feel confident to deliver my own programme and know also that I can go back to Cathy for advice and guidance if needed. Thank you for the learning opportunity.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

Fantastic training. Lovely to have such a passionate trainer. I am able to learn so much when attending Cathy’s courses.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

I would definitely recommend this programme. Outstanding!

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

Very powerful training that has inspired and motivated me to increase awareness of abuse in teenage relationships and support those currently in them.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

Great course – can’t wait to deliver. Very flexible to deliver and no doubt will engage young people.

Domestic Abuse Worker
Orwell/Haven Housing
Norfolk

The training has given me the confidence to go out and deliver ETT to as many young people as I can in South Norfolk and to get other agencies on board to access the training.

Outreach Practitioner
South Norfolk Council

This program “<em>needs”</em> to be delivered to help and support our young people.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

Very informative course, which really relates to the age group intended. Should be a part of the national curriculum for all pupils.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

This is the best training I have attended, working in an Early Help Team we need to be looking at educating our teens so we can break the cycle. Thank you Cathy.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

Excellent training, in a “Cinderella” subject. Great course for anybody working with young people.

School Staff Nurse
Suffolk CC

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!

Domestic Abuse Change Co-ordinator
Norfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.

 

Family Support Practitioner
Milton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,
Lancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.

Domestic Abuse Worker
GDAS
Gloucester

Absolutely loved the course. The trainer’s knowledge, passion and expertise shone through. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Manager, IDVA Service
Manchester City Council

Great training. Thank you. It was relaxed and informative. Great way of learning about the issues and the programme.

Family Intervention Worker
Cheshire West & Chester Council

Excellent training. Very informative for my role as a family nurse practitioner. Cathy facilitates brilliantly – so knowledgeable. Promoted a relaxed learning environment so could participate easily and without reservation.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

Useful course on dealing with a sensitive issue. Lots of imaginative ways of provoking thought and discussion in the issue.

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

Extremely good course and very valuable to our client group. Will be sharing the information with the Family Nurse Partnership national Unit.

Manager, Family Nurse Partnership
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

Brilliant training and will benefit so many young people. Thank you Cathy

Family Nurse
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire

A course which allows progressive reflection and useful tools to enable young people.

Senior Practitioner
Bournmouth CC

Absolutely brilliant!!

 

Residential Child Care Worker
Bournemouth

Fab training. Definitely worthwhile to help my young people.

 

Support Worker, 16+ Care Leavers Team
Bournemouth CC

I liked that we were encouraged continually to not think as adults. Also like the use of the 1st person in feedback. It gave more impact to what was being said.

 

Practice Manager
CSE Resource Centre
Bournemouth

Fantastic training. I can’t wait to deliver my first course. This should be core training for any professionals working with young people.

 

Youth Support Worker
Motiv8
Portsmouth

A very insightful programme/training about teenage relationships and abuse. Well presented. Thank you.

Senior Practitioner, LAC
Bournemouth CC
Bournemouth

Empowering for all our young girls and young women. Any training that helps young people make informed decisions about their lives is investing in all our futures.

CSE Worker
Bournemouth CC
Bournemouth

Invaluable training for both young people and adults. I’m shocked that education like this isn’t delivered regularly in schools. I’ve learned a lot about myself as well as how to guide a young person through the programme. An amazing and insightful course!! Thank you.

 

Integrated CMHT
Bournemouth

Enthusiastic and clear delivery. Nice to receive training from the creator of the programme.

CYP Support Worker, Intervention & Assessment Team
Bournemouth

Great course content & delivery. I feel competent to deliver the course to young people and feel I can get further support from the trainer if required.

CYP Support Worker, Intervention & Assessment Team
Bournemouth

Really enjoyable, interactive course, which I feel would benefit the young people I work with.

Social Worker, Assessment & Safeguarding Team
Bournemouth

Do not underestimate the power of this course. It is like no other. The content and programme is incredible – everyone working with children/teenagers need to do this. Every child deserves to receive this education. Thank you.

Social Worker, LAC
Bournemouth

Very lovely training, in regards to doing a useful programme with young people. Thank you.

Social Worker, Assessment & Safeguarding Team
Bournemouth

Powerful piece of work, that has made me think outside the box! Thought provoking.

 

Residential Support Worker
Bournemouth

Very informative & interesting. Should be used in all schools!

Youth Justice Worker
Learning Centre
Bournemouth

A very insightful course, providing the tools to recognise and respond effectively to teenagers suffering abuse.

Foster Carer
Bournemouth

I enjoy and learn more readily from interactive courses like this. I am amazed at the knowledge Cathy provided me with regards to the expectations placed on many teenagers as they embark on relationships..

Specialist Nurse, LAC
Dorset Healthcare University

I work with CSE. This programme will most definitely assist the CYP who are at risk. It is needed for every child in secondary school.

Safeguarding Standars Advisor
Dorset CC

The course was well delivered, informative and will be very useful to use 1:1 and groups

Art Psychotherapist
Kid's Inspire
Chelmsford

Very much enjoyed this training, looking forward to putting it into practice

Base Support Worker
Felixstowe Academy
Suffolk

A highly informative and thought- provoking programme delivered in an accessible and engaging format.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Kid's Inspire
Chelmsford

Excellent training and a really great programme for teenagers! I’ve been waiting a long time for a suitable format to present to teens – this is it! Can’t get a group organised quick enough to start facilitating the programme.

Youth Worker
Rotherham

Fantastic training. This programme could really benefit all young people.

Family Support Practitioner
Sunshine Children's Centre
Stowmarket

Brilliant training, learned a lot about teen abuse I hadn’t considered before. Enjoyable and valuable few days. Thank You.

Family Support Practitioner
Suffolk County Council/Compassion Volunteer

The training was amazing in terms of it enabling a solid vehicle to address young people’s thought, perceptions &amp; vulnerabilities on relationships, abuse &amp; how relationships work.

Child Counsellor
Kid's Inspire

Training was brilliant! Thank you.

Manager
Respect Project, CSV
Suffolk

The Escape the Trap programme is really useful. The training has motivated me and given me confidence to keep raising awareness about sexual exploitation and deliver the Escape the Trap programme to the young women I work with.

Mentor
Respect Project, CSV
Suffolk

The training was really enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive. I am going away feeling completely confident with the programme and tools given. Cathy’s knowledge and experience has been extremely valuable to my learning.

Mentor
Respect Project, CSV
Suffolk

I found Cathy a great trainer with a fountain of knowledge about the subject. It’s an amazing programme that addresses a very important issue. The training was delivered in a very friendly way and everyone was welcome to add their input. Cathy was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable and keen to learn. Fantastic, thank you.

Volunteer
Compassion
Suffolk

Really fantastic training that has really inspired me to support young people in abusive relationships.  The materials and format used is engaging and really therapeutic.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to facilitate a programme in the New Year.  Finally something to support young people.

Family Support Worker
Suffolk County Council
Suffolk

Escape the Trap was exactly the training I had been looking for – to use with the young women I work with. I am really looking forward to setting up my first group and also using the workbook to do some one to one work with young people, especially at my teenage parent groups. Thank you for such a useful tool!

Advanced Youth Support Worker
Suffolk County Council
Suffolk

Very effective programme for helping young people understand Teenage Abuse and gain support if needed in this area.

Engagement Mentor
Essex County Council

This training gives food for thought. It is the complete package in terms of delivery to a targeted group and because of the way it is structured – it frees you to adapt and learn from it, to use in different ways. I feel really happy to have had this training. It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Integrated Youth Support Service
Rotherham

The training reinforced the knowledge &amp; experience around Domestic Abuse I already have. However, it gave in-depth information around teen relationship abuse. Cathy was amazing at delivering the course and fantastic to listen to.

Support Worker
Women's Refuge
Rotherham

This has been interesting training. The trainer has been inspiring and passionate about the topic. I think this programme will be useful in my practice.

Youth Worker
Winterhill Young People's Centre
Rotherham

Colour coded simple workbooks work really well to focus the young person.

Youth Offending Service
Rotherham

Should be on the school curriculum. All workers who are involved in the development of young people should undertake TRAP Training.

Senior Youth Worker
Rotherham

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident. Looking forward to delivery.

Manager
Women's Refuge
Rotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group. It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways. I feel really happy to have had this experience. It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Youth Offending Service
Rotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.

Senior Parenting Practitioner
Suffolk

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days.
I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response.
I have previously worked on other targeted programmes for young people, but this is by far the best and the easiest programme to deliver.

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Young people’s feedback

The best course I have ever done. It open’s your eyes.

(15yrs)

In response to week 5 of the programme – the Taker – ‘Write a poem or lyrics for a song’:

When I wake up, I cover the pain with make up, from your names, and your games, bit by bit, with every horrible hit, you slowly, kill me.

(15yrs)

The group helped me to express my feelings and emotions. The programme is really good and I would advise anyone who has been though domestic abuse to attend the programme.

(14yrs)

The programme was eye opening, surprising, interesting and worth doing. I think the programme should be done in PHSE lessons and on the curriculum. We have some sex education but nothing about abusive relationships, plus considering a lot of it is teenage relationships, teenagers go to high school.

(13yrs)

The programme has made me aware that anyone can be in an abusive relationship and that 80% of abused girls carry on dating their abuser. I’m not the only one who has been in that situation.

(15yrs)

The group really helped me understand why the abuse happened to me. It is very informative and helpful.

(14yrs)

I would say the programme helps teenage girls to identify abuse and that the programme helps you to speak out

(13yrs)

Most of us had experienced different types of abuse, and different situations. I would say do Escape the Trap, it’s really helpful

(14yrs)

Attending group is like a place you go to find out about relationships and how to be in a happy position without pushing anyone away – It’s helpful and easy to get an understanding about abuse.

(13yrs)

The group really worked well for me because I realised I’m not alone and the only person who has experienced issues. I have got closer to someone who understands and would say go for it and take it seriously.

(14yrs)