Domestic violence Awareness:
We provide a programme of awareness training and support for teachers, and classroom facilitation with children in Primary schools. The aims of the program are:
1] To promote awareness of domestic violence and how it affects children and young people.
2] To help teachers and support staff gain valuable knowledge on handling children exposed to violence at home.
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3] To assist schools in responding to the needs of children and young people living with abuse at home.
4] To enable children and young people to form their own healthy and safe relationships.

What does the program entail:
1] Domestic violence awareness training for teachers, support staff and youth workers.
2] Classroom sessions led by the schools outreach coordinator - ideally co-delivered with a teacher - on healthy relationships, trust, friendship, respect and feeling safe.
3] Follow up work and ongoing support from the schools outreach coordinator in the form of further training or classroom work and support with concerns and referrals.

Our training takes into account that:
1] In 90% of domestic violence cases, children are in the same or next room.
2] The dramatic and serious effects of children witnessing domestic violence, which often result in behavioural issues, absenteeism, ill health, bullying, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, self-harm and psychological impacts.
3] The harm that children suffer by seeing the ill-treatment of another, particularly in the home.
4] A 2009 NSPCC survey found that 75% of girls had experienced emotional abuse in their relationships and 25% had experienced physical abuse. Girls of 13-17years with a boyfriend of two or more years older had all experienced some form of abuse.
[Partner Exploitation and Violence in Teenage Intimate Relationships, NSPCC & University of Bristol, 2009]
5] 16-24 year olds are the age group at the greatest risk of domestic violence in their own relationships.

Why is the project relevant for all schools?
a]Statistics show that there will be children and young people in every school, in all likelihood in every classroom, who are living, or who have lived, with domestic abuse.
b] Engagement with the project ensures that issues around domestic violence are a consideration in your child protection and safeguarding policies.
c] Participation helps to evidence whole-school approaches to emotional health and wellbeing and supports schools in early intervention and joint working.
d] The project aims to meet the specific needs of your school and can be tailored to fit in with your schoolís mission statement and policies, PSHE, SEAL, Citizenship and Healthy Schools agendas.
e] The classroom work aims to enable children and young people to make responsible choices in their relationships with others, and to be able to discuss their emotional needs. The programme aims to improve inclusion and attainment and will support work around behaviour, anti-bullying and gender equality.

Delivery Method
1] Teacher and support staff training can be delivered as a half-day or twilight INSET or at a staff meeting.
2] Classroom work is delivered using arts, creative writing and drama either as part of a series of workshops or a one-off session. Sessions are active and discursive, and are delivered by the schools outreach coordinator in discussion with the class teacher.
3] Primary Schools classroom work looks at friendships and bullying, the treatment of girls and boys, self-esteem, feeling safe at home and where to go for help.
4] Secondary classroom work looks at the above themes but focuses on intimate teen partner abuse, controlling behaviours and early warning signs.
5] Further training can be provided to staff on using the range of techniques and exercises developed by this project and others for working with children and young people to raise awareness of this issue.
Curriculum Source:© Action for Children

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Domestic violence Awareness:
We provide a programme of awareness training and support for teachers, and classroom facilitation with children in High/Secondary schools. The aim of the program are:
1] To promote awareness of domestic violence and how it affects children and young people, amongst teachers and support staff.
2] To assist schools in responding to the needs of children and young people living with abuse at home.
3] To enable children and young people to form their own healthy, safe relationships.

What does the program encompass?
1] Domestic violence awareness training for teachers, support staff and youth workers.
2] Classroom sessions led by the schools outreach coordinator - ideally co-delivered with a teacher - on healthy relationships, trust, friendship, respect and feeling safe.
3] Follow up work and ongoing support from the schools outreach coordinator in the form of further training or classroom work, and support with concerns and referrals.

Our training takes into account that:
1] In 90% of domestic violence cases, children are in the same or next room.
2] The dramatic and serious effects of children witnessing domestic violence, which often result in behavioural issues, absenteeism, ill health, bullying, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, self-harm and psychological impacts.
3] The harm that children suffer by seeing the ill-treatment of another, particularly in the home.
4] A 2009 NSPCC survey found that 75% of girls had experienced emotional abuse in their relationships and 25% had experienced physical abuse. Girls of 13-17years with a boyfriend of two or more years older had all experienced some form of abuse.
[Partner Exploitation and Violence in Teenage Intimate Relationships, NSPCC & University of Bristol, 2009]
5] 16-24 year olds are the age group at the greatest risk of domestic violence in their own relationships.

Why is the project relevant for all schools?
a]Statistics show that there will be children and young people in every school, in all likelihood in every classroom, who are living, or who have lived, with domestic abuse.
b] Engagement with the project ensures that issues around domestic violence are a consideration in your child protection and safeguarding policies.
c] Participation helps to evidence whole-school approaches to emotional health and wellbeing and supports schools in early intervention and joint working.
d] The project aims to meet the specific needs of your school and can be tailored to fit in with your schoolís mission statement and policies, PSHE, SEAL, Citizenship and Healthy Schools agendas.
e] The classroom work aims to enable children and young people to make responsible choices in their relationships with others, and to be able to discuss their emotional needs. The programme aims to improve inclusion and attainment and will support work around behaviour, anti-bullying and gender equality.

Delivery Method
1] Teacher and support staff training can be delivered as a half-day or twilight INSET or at a staff meeting.
2] Classroom work is delivered using arts, creative writing and drama either as part of a series of workshops or a one-off session. Sessions are active and discursive, and are delivered by the schools outreach coordinator in discussion with the class teacher.
3] Classroom work looks at friendships and bullying, the treatment of girls and boys, self-esteem, feeling safe at home and where to go for help.
4] High school/Secondary school classroom work looks at the above themes but focuses on intimate teen partner abuse, controlling behaviours and early warning signs.
5] Further training can be provided to staff on using the range of techniques and exercises developed by this project and others for working with children and young people to raise awareness of this issue.
Curriculum Source:© Action for Children

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Domestic violence Awareness:
We provide a programme of awareness training and support for college and university students who are in the advanced stage of adult relationship and are prone to be experiencing domestic violence or verbal abuse in their relationships. We also offer tutors support & social awareness lecture inputs as well as classroom facilitation.

The aim of the college/University program are:
1] Ddefine domestic violence & domestic abuse.
2] Signs of domestic abuse. Explaining the traits of abuse and abusers and victim behaviour.
3] Legal aspects/criminality of domestic abuse.
4] To promote awareness of domestic violence in adult & marriage relationships and how it affects their lives and future as well as the damage it can cause & the psychological impact on victims.
5] How to get help, when to get help & how to escape from domestic violence.
6] Healthy & pragmatic steps to take in dealing with it and the recovery process for victims.

What does the program encompass?
1] Domestic violence awareness training for students, tutors & support staff.
2] Classroom sessions/Workshops led by the an outreach coordinator - ideally co-delivered with a tutoe - on healthy relationships, trust, friendship, respect and feeling safe.
3] Follow up work and ongoing support in the form of further training or classroom work, and support with concerns and referrals.

Our training takes into account that:
1] There were 51,926 incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland in 2009-10.
2] There are dramatic and serious effects on children witnessing domestic violence, which often result in behavioural issues, absenteeism, ill health, bullying, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, self-harm and psychological impacts.
3] That domestic violence is against the Law.
4] The overall incidence of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland in 2009-10 was 1,000 per 100,000 population.
5] 16-24 year olds are the age group at the greatest risk of domestic violence in their own relationships.
6] That unchecked bullying and verbal abuse often progresses to physical and other forms of abuse later in life.
7] College students need a greater understanding of the Law in this area. They can be led to make better choices if dealth with earlier in life before marriage or co-habitation is decided upon.

Why is the project relevant for all schools?
To prevent the growth of domestic violence and to bring into the public domain the damage it does to the victims and their children.

Delivery Method
1] Lectures, syposiums, workshops, teacher and support staff training can be delivered as a half-day or less.
2] Classroom work is delivered true life testimony and victims presentation either as part of a series of workshops or a one-off session. Sessions are active and discursive, and are delivered by our outreach coordinator in discussion with the class tutor.
3] Classroom work looks at issue of understanding safe boundaries, respecting the opposite sex, self-esteem, feeling safe at home and where to go for help if you become a victim.
4] Focus will be on intimate partner abuse, controlling behaviours and early warning signs of domestic violence.
5] Further training can be provided to staff on using the range of techniques and exercises developed by this project and others for working with young adults to raise awareness of this issue.
Curriculum Basis Source:© Action for Children

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"...Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God!
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
I am holding you by your right hand,
I am the Lord your God.
And I say to you,'Do not be afraid,
I am here to help you!"
Isaiah 43v10-13