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The CRUSH Course
A tried and tested structured programme of group support and empowerment for young people that raises awareness about issues in teenage relationships and empowers young people to stay safe when dating and form healthy relationships.
The sessions are run in small groups and are specifically designed for 13-19 year olds that have either experienced or are at risk of experiencing abusive relationship in the home or in their own relationships. It aims to help give young people the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to avoid abusive relationships, exit an abusive relationship safely and help them to deal with domestic abuse within their home environment.
The programme has been designed to complement the information on relationships given in PHSE lessons. For more information see www.westmerciawomensaid.org/crush
Felt like a family, love that we get along well, felt safe in the group, felt engaged.Pupil
I’ve watched myself change in a good way.Pupil
Tasks were set in a fun manner and everyone there got on really well.Pupil
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