Domestic Violence

Episode 5,  Feb 08, 2021, 05:00 AM

Did you know that teenagers (16-19) are 40% more likely to suffer from domestic violence than people in their twenties (20-24)? Do teenagers even really know what qualifies as domestic violence or that they can become victims, seeing as the majority think DV happens to married middle-aged people? Would your teenager recognise the red-flags or warning signs of a potentially or actively abusive partner? If the answer is ‘no’ to any of the questions, stop what you are doing and listen!

This episode delves into the experience of Suzy – a ‘normal’ teenager who found herself in a violent and deadly relationship, aged seventeen. We discuss warning signs, the issue of gaslighting and what we can do to help a generation far more vulnerable to domestic violence than most of us probably think. With invaluable and practical advice from Lisa King, the Director of Communications at REFUGE , this episode is a lifeline for any teenager entering the dating world or in any worried about their – or a friend’s – relationship, and for parents who often don’t notice the warning signs until it’s too late.

If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode you can find information and support on our website

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