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‘Can You See Me?’ - Teenage relationship abuse campaign

27 Mar 2013 - 16:40 by sarah.gilston

 Women’s Aid Federation have launched a new educational resource
The resource, which has been developed in partnership with The Rural Media Company and West Mercia Women’s Aid ‘Can You See Me?’ is an easy-to-use resource aimed at young people aged 15 to 16 that can be used in schools and other educational settings to explore the issue of domestic abuse in teenage relationships. The activities outlined in the resource encourage young people to question and challenge their views of what does and does not constitute a healthy relationship. It also provides information about how young people can access support and help their friends, along with guidance for teachers on how to respond to disclosures.

The new resource is aimed specifically at teenagers aged 15 or 16 to help them identify domestic abuse in their first relationships. The resource comprises of a 20 minute DVD and accompanying lesson plans, which focuses on an abusive relationship played out in a realistic school setting. http://www.canyouseeme.coop/

The teenage relationship abuse campaign is due to run from 14th February until the end of April 2013. The aim of the campaign it to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of abusive relationships. The campaign encourages teenagers to re-think their views of acceptable violence, abuse or controlling behaviour in relationships and directs them to places for help and advice.

For information on the campaign visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/ending-violence-against-women-and... 
Website link: http://www.endthefear.co.uk/practitioners/children-and-da/