strategies by working
directly with young people to assess their
among all those who care for and support young people of the social context and
effects of domestic violence upon their lives.
skills, knowledge and
support interventions of all those
agencies and individuals who care for young people.
educational tools for the use of young people so that they may examine
differences between healthy and
Contribute to the
knowledge of policy
making bodies of the needs of young people affected by domestic
offered through the project
Under Stress” course provides specialist training for any organisation or
individuals working with or on behalf of young people. The course explores:
and effects of children’s stress
experience domestic violence
violence can have on children
providing support to children and young people who experience domestic violence
The content and
format of training can be negotiated and agreed with groups and a training
programme can be tailored to suit the organisations training needs.
Comments from previous course
young people The "No Fear" education pack - Heading for healthy
In March 1998,
Women’s Aid Federation
Northern Ireland launched the “No Fear” education pack. The pack was
developed to provide a preventive approach to domestic violence. The overall
aim of the pack is: “to provide
front line carers and educators of young people with the
resources necessary to explore and openly discuss issues such as relationships
and domestic violence”.
consists of 15 individual exercises which employ a variety of media
including group work, discussion, role play etc.
The pack is
suitable for any agency or individual working with young people on a
regular basis. This may include youth clubs, secondary schools, training
users say about the “No Fear” Education
A recent social audit
revealed the following:
90% of users felt
comfortable talking about relationships and domestic violence with young
90% experienced no problems
using the pack.
100% said they would use it
100% felt that other
organisations working with young people would benefit from using the pack.
What young people said:
“It has made me think about
why we go into a relationship and what to do if they go wrong”
“It was interesting
learning about domestic violence. I learnt a lot of things I didn’t know”.