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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:

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.

Monsters in the Closet

Monsters in the Closet shed light on the effects of domestic violence in the home, through the innocent eyes of a child. It showcases the story of a young girl who is present in the home when her father abuses her mother. It highlights the importance of finding help when you are stuck in a violent relationship.

Broken

Alice, 24, from Caerphilly, wants to raise awareness of domestic violence in LGBT relationships. This video is a true story about the experience of LGBT people who are suffering from domestic violence within their relationships.

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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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is sometimes called domestic abuse and it can involve physical, psychological financial or sexual abuse from a partner or family member. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on different types of domestic abuse, and way to come with domestic violence in your home.

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.

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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.

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.

Monsters in the Closet

Monsters in the Closet shed light on the effects of domestic violence in the home, through the innocent eyes of a child. It showcases the story of a young girl who is present in the home when her father abuses her mother. It highlights the importance of finding help when you are stuck in a violent 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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is sometimes called domestic abuse and it can involve physical, psychological financial or sexual abuse from a partner or family member. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on different types of domestic abuse, and way to come with domestic violence in your home.

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.

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.

Monsters in the Closet

Monsters in the Closet shed light on the effects of domestic violence in the home, through the innocent eyes of a child. It showcases the story of a young girl who is present in the home when her father abuses her mother. It highlights the importance of finding help when you are stuck in a violent 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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is sometimes called domestic abuse and it can involve physical, psychological financial or sexual abuse from a partner or family member. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on different types of domestic abuse, and way to come with domestic violence in your home.

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.