The Hideout has been promoting the voice of young people who have been subject to abuse in ways that young people can engage and understand; it’s a branch of the Women’s Aid charity in the UK who have been active in domestic violence support and prevention for over 30 years.
Young people produced a series of videos about their experiences and their questions to people in positions of power. The first of which is here:
It’s a salutatory reminder that modelling respectful relationships is the job of every one of us. In child health, we are often presented with the extremes of abusive behaviour. Listen out for the less extreme too and be open to supporting every young person who may turn to you as a safe pair of ears.
– Bob Phillips