Over the coming months we will be telling you about the excellent teams within Phoenix DAS. In our February Newsletter “The Phoenix Flyer” we will be highlighting some of the amazing services our youth team deliver in Blaenau Gwent. The youth team work with young people who have been affected by domestic abuse and provide them with the support that they need to make positive changes. This work can be extremely difficult and challenging but also fun and rewarding.
Staff on a youth residential event at Black Mountains Activities February 2017. Cath James (CEO) Charlotte Robins (Youth Respect Officer) Sam Jenkins (Youth Respect Officer) Hannah West (Programme Support Assistant)
The Youth Team currently offer the following services.
YOUTH VICTIM SUPPORT
Our Youth IDVA will provide support, safety planning and risk assessment for young people aged 11-18 who are victims within their current or previous intimate relationship.
YOUTH RESPECT SUPPORT (Youth Perpetrator)
Our Youth Respect workers can provide support for young people aged 11-18 that are displaying abusive and controlling behaviour within their own intimate relationship.
ADOLESCENT TO PARENT ABUSE
The Youth Respect Team can also support young people who are displaying abusive and controlling behaviour to their parent(s).
Parenting support is offered to parents experiencing abuse and control from their adolescent children. This is offered on a 1-2-1 and also group work basis.
Sibling support can be offered in cases where it is recognised that a young person (aged 11-18) may be affected by their sibling’s abusive behaviour at home.
The youth team provide this support thanks to funding from Comic Relief, Children in Need and the Welsh Government. If you would like more information or support from the youth team feel free to get in touch.