Controlling Behaviour in Relationships

Talking to young people about healthy relationships

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is seeing your children feeling hurt in their friendships and relationships.

Yet we cannot shield them from every insult and argument; it’s an important part of growing up.

However, it’s vital to be aware of the difference between behaviour that can be thought of as ‘rites of passage’ and behaviour which has more serious implications.

We want young women, young men and teenagers to have relationships that are free from abuse. Educating young people and teenagers about domestic abuse is one of the most effective ways of preventing abuse in future relationships.

In partnership with Avon, we have produced a guide that will:

  • help you recognise if your child is being controlled by their partner
  • help you to talk about healthy behaviour in relationships with your child
  • show you how to collect evidence of coercive control
  • and tell you where to go if you or your child needs help.

Controlling Behaviour in Relationships – talking to young people about healthy relationships

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