What was the challenge?
Glow became aware of Eddie when he applied for contact with his daughter. The court made it clear that Eddie would need to address his anger and complete a course, which helps to change the attitudes of those that are responsible for abuse.
As a teenager, Eddie had struggled to accept the death of his father. Because of this, he found it difficult to build and maintain relationships and control his anger. Later in life, Eddie had spent time in prison for physically assaulting his mother’s partner.
How did Glow help?
Eddie’s journey to rebuild his life and change his attitude towards domestic violence began with a positive start. He expressed his desire to receive help from Glow and would do what was needed to change his behaviour. He felt that this would help him to control his behaviour and give him the opportunity to build a healthy relationship with his daughter and partner.
Eddie was invited to take part in several group sessions, where staff explained what domestic violence is, how it impacts on others and what can be done to minimise the risk of it happened again. In these sessions, Eddie developed an understanding of what he had done and showed remorse for his actions. Staff also visited Eddie’s partner and explained the ongoing support they were offering Eddie and how we could also help her to rebuild her life.
What was the impact?
As a result of Glow’s support:
- Eddie now understands and recognises his past abusive actions and the consequences of them on his family
- Eddie is able to manage difficult and stressful situations without becoming abusive
- Eddie’s partner has been supported through our freedom programme and knows how to contact us if she has questions or concerns