What we do… Our vision is to end violence and abuse in close relationships.
National Practitioner’s Seminars Offer training and awareness sessions Toolkit 13- 18 yrs – IPV & APV – since 2009 RYPP – 11-14 yrs – primarily APV – since 2013 Provided the support service for the this is abuse campaign 2014 Young People’s Services
NSPCC 2009 (Barter) Surveyed 1,353 UK teenagers (of which 88% had had an intimate relationship) plus interviews with 91 young people 25% of girls and 18% boys reported experiencing physical IPV 76% of those girls stated had a negative impact on their welfare - only so for 14% of the boys 31% of the girls and 16% of the boys had experienced sexual partner violence 70% of those girls reported a negative impact on their welfare of sexual abuse compared to 13% of those boys.
NSPCC 2009 (Barter) Highest Associated Factor was Age Difference Physical violence was - 14% same age, 23% slightly older and 70% much older (> 2yrs) Sexual violence - 75% of all reported incidents occurred in the ‘much older’ group and 80% of girls with a much older partner reported sexual violence
Same Sex Relationships 24% of males & 28% of females reported physical violence.(Halpern, Young, Waller et al. 2004 Very similar levels to those in heterosexual relationships (Hester – 2008) But in the NSPCC study (4% same sex partner) (Barter 2009) - 44% of the young people surveyed had experienced physical violence in a same sex relationship compared to only 23% in opposite sex relationships.
Dating Violence - Outcomes Rosen 2004 Six times more likely to become pregnant in their teens 70% teenage mothers experienced dv from a partner
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APV makes up 9% of violence of recorded family violence incidents (Howard 2011). Around 2/3 are boys in most research (87.3 % were boys in UK police stats) 30% of reported cases had resulted in injury with only 5% being characterised as moderate to severe injury (Condry & Miles 2013)
5 partners to date Northeast: 1.Impact family first – Tyneside 2.IDAS – York 3.Women’s Centre Halifax Northwest: 4.Stockport YOS 5.Knowsley Family First
Profile 2013-14 At the end of March 2014 - 140 families had benefited 50% are 13/14 years old 60% are in lone parent families 80% are boys 36% have prior social work involvement 27% have police involvement
Video conversation Can you explain why you feel you’ve behaved in aggressive way? How does that affect you? Why do you think your parents are the way they are with you? How do you think they feel when you’ve had an argument or a difficult time together? How do you feel? What do you tell yourself has happened? How do you make yourself feel better? What do you feel your parent doesn’t understand about you? If you were the parent how would you deal with your own behaviour? What’s the one thing they could do make things better? What’s the single thing you could do to make things better? What do you wish for you and your family? What did you like doing in the past you’d like to do again? What do you like about your parent? What do you value about them? Anything you’d like to ask them or send as a message to them about?
What is the data telling us…… Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires (Young People) pre and post intervention No. of Participants with Improved Score42.25% No. of Participants with Declined Score18.31% No. of Participants with Stable Score36.62% Without this intervention we would have expected all cases to be on a trajectory of decline. No. of Participants with 'Abnormal' Threshold Score (pre)48.28% No. of Participants with 'Abnormal' Threshold Score (post)25.35% Improved communication, a reduction in conflict, reduced aggression, improved parenting, improved attendance at school