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We give people aliases like STIR UK1 or STIR ITALY6. Don’t tell us your real names when you post. If you know your alias use that!
The current global discussion theme is below. Go here to post ideas about the ap http://stiritup.eu/topics/ideas-for-the-ap/
There is information out there on intimate relationship abuse; but what do you think of it? Do these sites help people to identify abuse? Do they educate people about the abuse that can occur in relationships? Do they help you decide what to do if you are in an abusive relationship? Do they let you know where you can find more help? Which ones are most helpful?
thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk UK Government site and campaign
http://yps.lancashire.gov.uk/ Young People’s Service
http://42ndstreet.org.uk/ NW England website
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/women1839/pages/teenrelationshipabuse.aspx NHS UK advice for parents
leavingabuse.com UK and U.S. signposting to other organisations
http://womenshealth.gov/index.html U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services website available in English and Spanish
http://www.thehotline.org/ Texas, U.S. National hotline and webpage
Drphil.com U.S. CBS TV website
stoprelationshipabuse.org U.S. Centre for Relationship Abuse Awareness website
loveisrespect.org Texas, U.S. website with quizzes and other awareness raising information. Available in Spanish and English.
helpguide.org Harvard Medical School U.S. Website about all sorts of self help
Dahmw.org Maine, U.S. helpline
http://www.datingabusestopshere.com U.S. site
teensagainstabuse.org U.S. helpline and website aimed at teenagers experiencing abuse relationships (TEAR)
avhotline.org U.S. abuse victim hotline
mentalhealth.com U.S. website about mental health
eharmony.com/datingadvice (this site is membership only)
Young people in LYC Sex and Relationship Education campaign group would like to hear from you. They are trying to find out what support there is in your area for young people who experience physical violence or controlling behaviour in their relationships.
Tell us the people who can help.
For now, we are giving people aliases – don’t tell us your real names when you post. We have discussed this at the young people’s advisory group meeting and think it is best that people don’t leave a name or just give a first name – let us know what you think.
What do you think we should have on these page?
It’s not always clear that abuse is happening and it’s easy to pretend it isn’t by concentrating just on the ‘good’ aspects of a relationship. We thought it would be good to ask some direct questions about relationships to see if things are going wrong.
Here are some of our ideas about the questions you can ask yourself to work out whether abuse is happening:
Here are some of the videos that we think are really good. That are about raising awareness and stopping teen relationship abuse.
Send us a link to any videos you think we should have here.