Silent Tears Project increases capacity for young people living with domestic violence/abuse

The Silent Tears Group is aimed at young people who live or have lived within families where domestic violence/Abuse is prevalent. The project works with groups of 6-8 young people.

The project is looking to establish an extra four groups and as a result is hoping to work with approximately 40 male and female young people between the ages of 13-16 from Northampton.

The groups will learn about issues associated with domestic violence through written, oral and practical activities all delivered in a way that is conductive with the needs and expectations of the group. The group assist with the programme planning. They will look at the people affected by domestic violence, the levels of power and discrimination present, attitudes and assumptions and the legislation associated with violent behaviour in a domestic setting.

Participants will gain:

  • Increased self esteem
  • An ability to identify  the importance of support    streams for those  living with domestic abuse
  • An ASDAN accreditation in Healthy Relationships
  • Understanding of the different types of domestic abuse
  • Opportunity to participate in an arts presentation of their work
  • Ability to plan and take part in a celebratory trip to recognise their achievements
  • An understanding of cultural differences in relation to interpersonal violence
  • Opportunity to access a wide range of other youth projects

If a young person has particularly low self -confidence, 1-1 mentoring can be given before the start of the project.

If you know of a young person who would benefit from joining a group or would like further information please contact Harry at harry.polnyj@groundwork.org.uk

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