Domestic Abuse Awareness Pack Worksheets

Children Services
Domestic Abuse

Posted: 11 April 2017
Telephone: 02380 00 1061

What is it: Domestic Abuse Awareness Pack

Age Range: year 10 or year 11 in secondary schools

This is a domestic abuse awareness pack to be used by year 10 or year 11 in secondary schools. The main focus of this study pack is to look at abuse within teenage relationships and help young people start to think about their own experiences, behaviours and what they want for the future.

Content contains the following activities: 

  • Activity 1 – Animated film and discussion (10 minutes)
  • Activity 2 – Domestic abuse continuum activity (15 minutes)
  • Activity 3 – Alien activity (20 minutes)
  • Activity 4 – Reflection and signposting to advice (5 minutes)

Abuse is surprisingly common in teenage relationships. A recent Home Office study revealed one in three girls interviewed said they’d been sexually assaulted by a boyfriend. In the same survey, 25 per cent of girls and 18 per cent of boys said they’d been hit or physically attacked by a partner. This introductory lesson ties in with the Home Office Campaign to challenge abuse and violence within teenage relationships and the Government’s plans to include violence against women and girls in the curriculum from 2011. The pack was created by adva – (against domestic violence and abuse) and young people in Devon who were part of The LINX programme devised by The Hampton Trust

The aim is to introduce young people to what is acceptable within a relationship and what is not acceptable by discussing what love is – and what love isn’t. It is hoped that this awareness raising exercise will go some way towards preventing our next generation of potential perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse. Abuse starts within teenage relationships which means it is important to address certain attitudes before patterns of violence can occur. Many of the behavioural problems that schools encounter can stem from young people’s experiences of violence and abuse and therefore schools are in a strong position to help promote healthy, non-violent relationships.

For more info contact Duty Worker on 02380 00 1061

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