Ground Breaking Domestic Abuse Prevention work in Wyre Forest Schools

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27 Feb Ground Breaking Domestic Abuse Prevention work in Wyre Forest Schools

This week we were invited to spend time filming work taking place in Wyre Forest and Hagley schools as part of The ContinU Trust, around domestic abuse.

Wyre Forest has a high proportion of reported domestic abuse and schools are addressing that in an ambitious way.

Our first stop was to attend the ‘Coaching Healthy and Respectful Masculinity’ programme training for teachers, Teachers from 7 schools were in attendance, for this powerful training delivered by ‘A Call To Men’ and the very engaging Tony Porter. The programme equips teachers with the resources and tools to deliver a programme for boys 11+, which challenges the way boys and men see ‘being a man’, asking boys to critically look at societal beliefs around what it is to be a man and  the aspects that impact on violence against women and girls.

Our final stop was a talk given by Tony Porter to year 10 students at Wolverley CE Secondary School. The talk was thought provoking, challenging and really made the young men in attendance think about relationships and attitudes not only towards young women but also other young men. Wolverley CE students after the talk, shared on camera their reactions and thoughts.

We captured video fron the weeks events and will be adding them to the website and final #teensaskabout domestic abuse film.

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