Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop

Teenage relationship abuse affects teens of all backgrounds but often goes unnoticed by the victims’ friends, family members and school teachers. Physical violence is common but verbal and emotional abuse is even more widespread and can be just as damaging to the young people affected.

Although teenagers of any gender or sexual orientation are targets for abuse, statistics suggest that girls are more often on the receiving end. Abuse within same-sex relationships is also a significant problem.

The Impact of Teenage Relationship Abuse

The impact of teenage relationship abuse extends beyond the social group. When young people are hurt, unhappy and afraid it pervades their whole life, negatively affecting family relationships and their school work, harming their future prospects.

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Some of the effects of relationship abuse include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, reduced self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse. Where sexual abuse is a factor, there is an increased risk of STDs and teenage pregnancy.

Recognising Teenage Relationship Abuse

Part of breaking the cycle of teenage relationship abuse is recognising that it is happening. Both the victims of abuse themselves and those closest to them have a part to play and part of our 2020 Dreams Teen Relationship Abuse workshop deals with recognising the signs – from within and without.

For example, teenagers might rightly associate being hit, kicked and slapped with abuse but not realise that humiliation, name-calling, emotional blackmail and overly controlling behaviour are also not acceptable – whether or not the behaviour escalates to violence. Being pressurised into behaving in a certain way, including texting nude images or having sex, is another common example of relationship abuse.

Some teenagers may have even normalised relationship abuse. This can happen if they have grown up in a household where abuse was commonplace.

Harrow School, Boarding, London

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:45:26+00:00

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Harrow School, Boarding, London
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

I Recommend 2020 Dreams and their SRE workshops

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-10T21:07:55+00:00

M. Francis. PSHE Coordinator, Appleford School, Sailsbury

I can highly recommend 2020 dreams and their SRE workshops for all levels of students. I would advise you to contact Daniel Paul who will accommodate your school, your students and any differentiation necessary for your KS4 groups. We have used 2020 Dreams now on 4 occasions in particular to discuss Sex Ed and Consent. These workshops were given by professional, yet friendly, open minded trainers who gained respect from all of our students directly. My students have been taught through drama and dance and through open minded discussions.
Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice!

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:53:06+00:00

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

The Sex Education Workshop was great

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-20T07:58:01+00:00

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

The Puberty Sessions Was Great

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-28T16:44:52+00:00

J. Cork. (Class 6 teacher) Sheldwhich Primary School, Faversham, Kent

The content of the Puberty sessions was great, well pitched and pertinent for the age group... but it was all in the delivery - Derek - what a legend, the kids loved him. Such an approachable, sensitive and warm man, perfect for the workshop.

Thanks again for the great workshops

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:33:43+00:00

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:38:48+00:00

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

The SRE Workshop Went Very Well

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was.

Thank you!

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T16:00:09+00:00

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was. Thank you!

The SRE Workshops Informative and Interactive

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T08:22:46+00:00

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.
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Sometimes a friend can pick up on the signs (e.g. mood changes, constant mobile calls and anxiety when answering them) but may not know how to reach out. Our workshop educates teens not only on picking up on the signs but also on how to act on them and where to get help.

The workshop will also look at concepts such as respect and freedom and how these are at the core of healthy relationships.

What Happens in a 2020 Dreams Teen Relationship Abuse Workshop?

Part of the 2020 Dreams Sex and Relationship (SRE) programme, our Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop uses powerful strategies to enable students to engage with the issues involved.

The NHS Choices guide: ‘Abuse in Teenage Relationships,’ explains how victims can find it, “difficult to find the right words,” to talk about their experiences. Our facilitated open forum discussions, led by the teens themselves, provide a safe environment for talking through the issues raised, making finding those words much easier.

Sensitively designed role play scenarios bring the issues to life and gently challenge participants to explore their understanding of relationship abuse, helping them to make healthy lifestyle choices. They are also an ideal tool for helping young people to reach out to their friends and offer support in a non-judgmental way.

While the workshops themselves are not therapeutic, teenagers will be made aware of the many ways in which they can seek help – whether they are a victim of abuse or even a perpetrator.

As with all of our workshops, the content can be tailored to your particular institution’s curriculum, PSHE programme or specific demographic. All 2020 Dreams courses are fully risk-assessed and our facilitators are DBS-checked with experience in both the subject matter and workshop design.

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