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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:

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.

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.

What is Domestic Violence?

A short film about domestic violence by Lighthouse Women’s Aid, a charity supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse in Suffolk, UK.

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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.

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.

Respect

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships. They provide a variety of services, advice and training for a number of stakeholders and they aim to make sure everyone is better educated about domestic violence.

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.

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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused. This single page from the Black Country CAMHS website, looks at different forms of domestic violence, and gives the reader advice on what to do if they are a victim of domestic violence, or are a child witnessing domestic violence.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Respect

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships. They provide a variety of services, advice and training for a number of stakeholders and they aim to make sure everyone is better educated about domestic violence.

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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused. This single page from the Black Country CAMHS website, looks at different forms of domestic violence, and gives the reader advice on what to do if they are a victim of domestic violence, or are a child witnessing domestic violence.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Respect

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships. They provide a variety of services, advice and training for a number of stakeholders and they aim to make sure everyone is better educated about domestic violence.

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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused. This single page from the Black Country CAMHS website, looks at different forms of domestic violence, and gives the reader advice on what to do if they are a victim of domestic violence, or are a child witnessing domestic violence.

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.