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Domestic Violence Resources for Young People

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Here are the resources we found for domestic violence for young people:

Is It Love? A Film about Domestic Violence

This short animated video is based on real life stories of young people who have experienced abusive relationships. It is hoped that their stories can inspire you to leave an abusive relationship that you may be in and that through their experiences you may be able to see some of the warning signs before it’s too late.

Domestic Abuse: A Fairytale?

Victims of domestic abuse are frequently stereotyped as female, but Alex has joined together with Fixers to challenge this myth through this video. Domestic abuse isn’t just a female problem, men can suffer from domestic abuse too.

Angry – Dodie Clark

In this video, Dodie Clark shares her story of an abusive and manipulative relationship that she experienced when she was 17 with her partner who was 22. She shares the things she should have noticed and why she is angry that she failed to notice the signs. In this video she shares the signs and signposts to organisations that can help if you are in an abusive relationship.

Domestic Abuse – My Story

In this video, Sammi Maria talks about her experiences with domestic violence. She opens up that her ex boyfriend who abused her posted a video online denying these claims and Sammi shares her side of the story in this candid video.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity who work with people who are affected by a crime or traumatic event. They aims to provide people with the support they need in order to feel safer and find the strength they need to move beyond a crime.

Base 25

Base 25 is a young person’s drop in centre based in Wolverhampton city centre. They offer a wide range of advice covering numerous topics including; child sexual exploitation, gangs, anger management, gender based project, young dads work and, counselling.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Domestic Violence and Abuse – Its Effects on Children

This webpage details how domestic violence can impact you people. This leaflet is split into small sections that can help educate anyone who works with young people or the parents and carers of young people about the impact domestic violence can have on a young person's life.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when a grown-up threatens, bullies or hurts another adult in the family. Sometimes it’s called domestic violence and it can happen in any family. It can be very hard to deal with but remember that it is never your fault. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are worried about a friend who might be, talk to an adult you trust. If you feel like you cannot talk to anyone, you can always ring Childline on their freephone number, or use their one to one chat service. Remember, you are not alone.

Physical Abuse

If someone deliberately hurts or injures you or another person, it’s physical abuse. you might be told that it’s your fault or that they are punishing you, but nothing makes it okay for someone to hurt you. Abuse is never your fault. This webpage contains information on physical abuse including how physical abuse can affect you, why are you being physically abused and information on telling someone else.

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Feel Safe at Home: What to do if Violence is Happening around You

This booklet covers what domestic violence is, how it can make a young people feel, what children say about domestic violence and what to do if you’re in a situation that is abusive or violent.

Research/report

Girls Making History – Domestic Violence and Abuse in Teenage Relationships

Girls Making History is an ongoing Bristol-based project designed and led, in a co-productive partnership, by Knowle West Media Centre and a group of local young women aged 13-24 . The project aims to ask how, by harnessing the expertise of young women’s direct experience of violence and coercive control in their relationships, digital tools might raise awareness of the cultural normalisation of partner violence in teenage relationships and social networks.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Is It Love? A Film about Domestic Violence

This short animated video is based on real life stories of young people who have experienced abusive relationships. It is hoped that their stories can inspire you to leave an abusive relationship that you may be in and that through their experiences you may be able to see some of the warning signs before it’s too late.

Domestic Abuse: A Fairytale?

Victims of domestic abuse are frequently stereotyped as female, but Alex has joined together with Fixers to challenge this myth through this video. Domestic abuse isn’t just a female problem, men can suffer from domestic abuse too.

Angry – Dodie Clark

In this video, Dodie Clark shares her story of an abusive and manipulative relationship that she experienced when she was 17 with her partner who was 22. She shares the things she should have noticed and why she is angry that she failed to notice the signs. In this video she shares the signs and signposts to organisations that can help if you are in an abusive relationship.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity who work with people who are affected by a crime or traumatic event. They aims to provide people with the support they need in order to feel safer and find the strength they need to move beyond a crime.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Domestic Violence and Abuse – Its Effects on Children

This webpage details how domestic violence can impact you people. This leaflet is split into small sections that can help educate anyone who works with young people or the parents and carers of young people about the impact domestic violence can have on a young person's life.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when a grown-up threatens, bullies or hurts another adult in the family. Sometimes it’s called domestic violence and it can happen in any family. It can be very hard to deal with but remember that it is never your fault. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are worried about a friend who might be, talk to an adult you trust. If you feel like you cannot talk to anyone, you can always ring Childline on their freephone number, or use their one to one chat service. Remember, you are not alone.

Download

Feel Safe at Home: What to do if Violence is Happening around You

This booklet covers what domestic violence is, how it can make a young people feel, what children say about domestic violence and what to do if you’re in a situation that is abusive or violent.

Research/report

Girls Making History – Domestic Violence and Abuse in Teenage Relationships

Girls Making History is an ongoing Bristol-based project designed and led, in a co-productive partnership, by Knowle West Media Centre and a group of local young women aged 13-24 . The project aims to ask how, by harnessing the expertise of young women’s direct experience of violence and coercive control in their relationships, digital tools might raise awareness of the cultural normalisation of partner violence in teenage relationships and social networks.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Is It Love? A Film about Domestic Violence

This short animated video is based on real life stories of young people who have experienced abusive relationships. It is hoped that their stories can inspire you to leave an abusive relationship that you may be in and that through their experiences you may be able to see some of the warning signs before it’s too late.

Domestic Abuse: A Fairytale?

Victims of domestic abuse are frequently stereotyped as female, but Alex has joined together with Fixers to challenge this myth through this video. Domestic abuse isn’t just a female problem, men can suffer from domestic abuse too.

Angry – Dodie Clark

In this video, Dodie Clark shares her story of an abusive and manipulative relationship that she experienced when she was 17 with her partner who was 22. She shares the things she should have noticed and why she is angry that she failed to notice the signs. In this video she shares the signs and signposts to organisations that can help if you are in an abusive relationship.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity who work with people who are affected by a crime or traumatic event. They aims to provide people with the support they need in order to feel safer and find the strength they need to move beyond a crime.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Domestic Violence and Abuse – Its Effects on Children

This webpage details how domestic violence can impact you people. This leaflet is split into small sections that can help educate anyone who works with young people or the parents and carers of young people about the impact domestic violence can have on a young person's life.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when a grown-up threatens, bullies or hurts another adult in the family. Sometimes it’s called domestic violence and it can happen in any family. It can be very hard to deal with but remember that it is never your fault. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are worried about a friend who might be, talk to an adult you trust. If you feel like you cannot talk to anyone, you can always ring Childline on their freephone number, or use their one to one chat service. Remember, you are not alone.

Download

Feel Safe at Home: What to do if Violence is Happening around You

This booklet covers what domestic violence is, how it can make a young people feel, what children say about domestic violence and what to do if you’re in a situation that is abusive or violent.

Research/report

Girls Making History – Domestic Violence and Abuse in Teenage Relationships

Girls Making History is an ongoing Bristol-based project designed and led, in a co-productive partnership, by Knowle West Media Centre and a group of local young women aged 13-24 . The project aims to ask how, by harnessing the expertise of young women’s direct experience of violence and coercive control in their relationships, digital tools might raise awareness of the cultural normalisation of partner violence in teenage relationships and social networks.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.