DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE
EDUCATION & SUPPORT RESOURCES
Online Resource Bank
Behind Closed Doors
Domestic violence and abuse - education and support resources
The BCD-orb (online resource bank) is a dedicated website where you can search, view and download resources designed to assist you in educating children and young people in a school setting about healthy relationships; (with a domestic violence and abuse prevention theme). The site also has a library of resources designed to support practitioners who are working with adults, young people and children who are, or have experienced/witnessed domestic violence and abuse. To obtain free access to this library of resources, please register here and you will be given a username and password.
Behind Closed Doors has been supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse (dv&a) in the Leeds area since 1997. The Prevention and Recovery Service (PARS) specifically works with women and men who are no longer at significant risk and who want to:
• Learn about staying safe
• Recognise the abuse they have experienced
• Understand how and why their relationship was abusive
• Identify the impact of the abuse on themselves (and their children)
• Recover their self-confidence, self-esteem and self-identity
• Prevent future abuse in their own relationships and from those around them
• Have more positive futures and make healthy relationship choices
Every person’s story is unique but there are often common questions and needs and we use a range of worksheets and resources to support the conversations. You will find these in the library on this site.
Whilst the site has specific categories for worksheets and activities, take time to familiarise yourself with all of the resources – many can easily be adapted for working with people of different ages, learning capacity and group work; some resources appear more than once as they are suitable for adult and adolescent victims.
Support for vulnerable adults, young people and children experiencing dv&a is provided by thousands of workers and volunteers in many professions and organisations. The key to the success of any support is a solid, trusting working relationship. These resources are NOT a substitute for this relationship and nor are they a training resource for inexperienced practitioners. Please invest the time and effort necessary to really understand dv&a by accessing appropriate training.
If you have tried and tested resources that can support practitioners in other settings, we would welcome the opportunity to add these to the site. See Upload Resources below.
Behind Closed Doors works with both women and men throughout the Leeds district whose lives have been, or are affected by domestic violence and abuse. All women, men and children have the right to live safely, free from fear and harm. Our thanks to the Department for Education for supporting our Education Programme and making this site possible.
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