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Young peopleyou're not alone

Education in schools and universities

Preventing and empowering

The JWA education programme aims to prevent domestic violence by educating secondary school pupils and university students about healthy relationships and the warning signs of abuse.

We know that sometimes domestic violence is not acknowledged as an issue within Jewish communities and young people can feel isolated and ashamed about their own experiences or something they have witnessed.

In our school and university sessions we aim to:

  • Define domestic violence in all its forms
  • Promote healthy and safe relationships
  • Challenge negative stereotypes
  • Address domestic violence as a community issue
  • Empower young people to access support
  • Raise awareness of JWA and its purposes as an organisation

How we work

We use a variety of methods to help young people to build their relationship skills and recognise the signs of domestic abuse. Our sessions involve drama, games, discussion and videos – including some which have been tailor-made for JWA with the help of young people.

Our sessions for young people are delivered by a team of trained facilitators who have a wealth of experience including teaching and youth work. We also work collaboratively with a number of community organisations including Streetwise, UJIA and UJS. Pupils and students are always given a leaflet to take away so that they have additional information and the contact details of JWA.