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Support for Young People

We are passionate about educating and equipping children and young people to be safe from domestic abuse and exploitation. Due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to deliver all our usual services to schools and youth groups. We currently offer the following programmes:

Healing Together

The Healing Together programme provides support for young people (7-16 years) who are impacted by domestic abuse, to help them understand how their body and brains works so they can manage their emotions and feel calmer and safer. At SATEDA we offer the Healing Together programme 1-1 and in group sessions. For more information please click here.

You Matter

We deliver our You Matter programme to children and young people (7-16 years) which involves six 1-1 sessions in school if possible, and virtually during the holiday periods. The topics covered in our sessions include: Recognising important areas in your life; finding your spark and recognising strengths; dreams and goals; good mental health; managing emotions in healthy ways; healthy relationships; circle of support; and making positive changes. For further enquiries or to refer please contact admin@sateda.org.

We are working to deliver the following programmes again soon:

SwitchUp

SwitchUp is our evidence based group programme that address adolescent to parent violence. Aimed at ages 10-16, the 8 weekly sessions engage both the young person and parent/carer to enable them to overcome their relationship challenges and make positive changes and develop skills to lead to them rebuilding their relationship.

Through creativity and references to popular culture, the young people and parent/carer work mainly in separate groups looking to redress the balance and change negative behaviours.

The programme can be delivered in a range of settings according to client and referrers needs and we also offer exclusive groups for agencies wishing to refer a number of families. To refer a family, please contact us on 01795 417251 or email us at admin@sateda.org.

DAY Programme

The Day Programme is a unique multimedia programme that uses short films, advertisements, articles and chart music to raise awareness and provide education about domestic abuse and child exploitation in a relevant and exciting way. It is based on the Freedom Programme, a support programme for adult victims of domestic abuse, and is especially designed for young people over the age of 14.

You and Me Programme

The You and Me programme is an adaptation of the Day Programme, especially for young people between the ages of 11 and 13, to raise the awareness of healthy & unhealthy relationships and provide early intervention.

Both programmes are suitable for schools, youth centres and other organisations and are available as either 3, 6 or 9 week programmes. The programmes are suitable for a universal group of young people, or for groups of young people with specific needs, such as young people who have lived in a violent home, or who are currently in relationships where there is an element of teen-abuse. Our programmes are delivered by our professional, fully trained members of staff with the support of our experienced volunteers.

Project Liberty

In partnership with Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service, SATEDA are pleased to be able to offer a specific support programme for 16-24 year old girls, lasting up to one year. This support is for girls and young women who:

  • have witnessed domestic abuse between family members, or
  • have previously been in or are currently in an abusive relationship, or
  • are deemed at risk of getting into an abusive relationship

The support is tailored to the needs of the young person, working to reduce the effects of the abuse they’ve witnessed or experience and to increase their safety, self-esteem and understanding of healthy relationships.