increased understanding of domestic abuse for the participants
The youth service was age appropriate in helping to ensure that young people were getting information they could understand. Participating in the Riverside youth service, the young people said that they had an increased understanding of domestic abuse. Understanding that they were not to blame for the abuse they experienced and learning new strategies for dealing with feelings of isolation were of more immediate micro-level importance.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
children and young people’s service, run by a Riverside WA
Specialised youth service that centred on dealing with issues related to domestic abuse and aimed to provide one-to-one and telephone support, information on keeping safe and opportunities to meet other young people who had experienced domestic abuse. It included group work, residential trips and day trips during school holidays. It also provided a drop-in service in four local schools which offered a safe environment for young people to speak to Women’s Aid staff.
six-week series of one-to-one sessions, followed by a 12-week block of group work sessions
202 beneficiaries in total
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Qualitative Interviewbefragung (telefonisch), Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The research was developed as a case study drawing on ethnographic methods to observe and make sense of the youth work setting. Data were collected using desk-based review of literature and relevant policy documents, face-to-face and telephone interviews and film animation. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with three staff involved in the youth service. Semi-structured interviews were also carried out with six participants and four partner interviews.
total cohort of 15 participants (study)