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Abuse Resources for Young People

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Sexual Abuse Emotional Abuse Domestic Violence Child Sexual Exploitation Neglect

Here are the resources we found for abuse for young people:

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

How to Move On and Find Closure

For every painful experience, the message is the same. You can heal and move on, and become stronger. When a relationship ends abruptly, or you lose someone you love, there is always one question: How do you transition from a place of pain to a place of healing? In this video, Wellcast give advice and information about how to move on and find closure.

How to Leave an Abusive Relationship

This video talks all about how to leave an abusive relationship. This video is American so please note that when it says call 911, you need to call 999. This video gives helpful hints and tips about how to leave an abusive relationship. They note it is important to build an army of supportive people to help you through the process of leaving your partner.

Love and Abuse

This is a free to access resource, created by Jory Kusy, available through YouTube. Everything seemed fine between Olivia and John. Just two teens, boyfriend and girlfriend, but when John begins to become jealous of Olivia’s male friend and study partner, Andrew, things between John and Olivia become physical. John and Olivia share their stories and tell what took place between the two.

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Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Download

Young Person Safety Plan

This resource is a must have for young people who might be experiencing situations of violence and unrest in their home. This safety plan is to be completed by a young person who may be experiencing abuse, or even after the abuse has stopped. Once completed, the safety plan should be kept in a safe place.

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Relationships can be confusing. Especially if you really like someone but they do things you’re not comfortable with. So think about what feels right for you and remember - always listen to yourself. On this page you can find information about understanding a confusing relationship, being pressured into sex, what to do if you feel unsafe and worried about someone’s relationship.

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Abuse

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is an organisation that focusses largely on the issues of young men and their mental health. This webpage from CALM covers the topic of male victims of abuse.

Abuse in Teenage Relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so, you’re probably being abused. This webpage from NHS Choices covers abusive behaviours in teenage relationships.

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

How to Move On and Find Closure

For every painful experience, the message is the same. You can heal and move on, and become stronger. When a relationship ends abruptly, or you lose someone you love, there is always one question: How do you transition from a place of pain to a place of healing? In this video, Wellcast give advice and information about how to move on and find closure.

How to Leave an Abusive Relationship

This video talks all about how to leave an abusive relationship. This video is American so please note that when it says call 911, you need to call 999. This video gives helpful hints and tips about how to leave an abusive relationship. They note it is important to build an army of supportive people to help you through the process of leaving your partner.

Organisation

Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Relationships can be confusing. Especially if you really like someone but they do things you’re not comfortable with. So think about what feels right for you and remember - always listen to yourself. On this page you can find information about understanding a confusing relationship, being pressured into sex, what to do if you feel unsafe and worried about someone’s relationship.

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Abuse

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is an organisation that focusses largely on the issues of young men and their mental health. This webpage from CALM covers the topic of male victims of abuse.

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

How to Move On and Find Closure

For every painful experience, the message is the same. You can heal and move on, and become stronger. When a relationship ends abruptly, or you lose someone you love, there is always one question: How do you transition from a place of pain to a place of healing? In this video, Wellcast give advice and information about how to move on and find closure.

How to Leave an Abusive Relationship

This video talks all about how to leave an abusive relationship. This video is American so please note that when it says call 911, you need to call 999. This video gives helpful hints and tips about how to leave an abusive relationship. They note it is important to build an army of supportive people to help you through the process of leaving your partner.

Organisation

Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Relationships can be confusing. Especially if you really like someone but they do things you’re not comfortable with. So think about what feels right for you and remember - always listen to yourself. On this page you can find information about understanding a confusing relationship, being pressured into sex, what to do if you feel unsafe and worried about someone’s relationship.

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Abuse

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is an organisation that focusses largely on the issues of young men and their mental health. This webpage from CALM covers the topic of male victims of abuse.

Download

Young Person Safety Plan

This resource is a must have for young people who might be experiencing situations of violence and unrest in their home. This safety plan is to be completed by a young person who may be experiencing abuse, or even after the abuse has stopped. Once completed, the safety plan should be kept in a safe place.