Emotional abuse is name-calling, isolating from friends and family, emotional mind games and threatening behaviour or language.
Maggie Martin, Children’s Service Coordinator for NDAS, explains; The film was produced by RAW Productions as part of their charity initiative.
Dame Vera Baird spoke at the initial teacher training event funded by the Northumberland County Council Health & Wellbeing Team supported by Northumbria Police, NDAS, Northumberland Adolescent Services Health Participation Group, Open Clasp Theatre Company, BAIT Arts Programme and R. The performances are to be delivered in every high school and a range of community venues in Northumberland.
Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services (NDAS) a Northumberland based independent charity, have been working with Raw Productions, a London based media organisation, to produce a powerful and emotive brand new film that focuses on young people’s struggles with coercive and controlling relationships.
These behaviours are not currently as widely understood or discussed in the public sphere as physically violent relationships.
If you are a professional who works with children, you should first discuss your concern with your manager or designated professional.
If there are still concerns you should contact the numbers above.
Abusers and groomers are very manipulative and often a young person will not recognise that they are being sexually exploited Sexual exploitation can happen to boys and young men as well as girls and young women.
It can happen to a person of any background, race, ability, sexuality, and age.
Ryan Wilkins, CEO, said, “We chose to make this film to change the way people see and understand domestic abuse.
Many people believe domestic abuse is physical abuse, and that’s just not the case.”. Our partnership won the Northumbria Health Partnership Award 2016 for this work.
The video is now on the NDAS website ready for viewing at: Qo Tf-5ug68 The film highlights the dangers of emotional abuse in teenage relationships.