Year 11: Abusive Behaviour

This lesson addresses the challenging topic of abusive behaviours and creates a non-judgemental environment in which young people can feel safe to express personal struggles regarding their mental health or wellbeing.

Our aim is to help remove stigma around these types of behaviours and give language to the range of emotions we can all encounter in life. Full of healthy coping strategies and empathy this lesson often helps unlock feelings of shame and isolation that surround these issues and offers hope.

Ideal for Year 11 and above.

Learning Objectives

Identify three different types of abusive behaviours prevalent in young adults

Explore how alcohol abuse can impact both society and the individual

Understand our own value and that of others

Key Content

  • Exploration of abuse and it’s different forms: emotional abuse, self-harm, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

  • Discussions on what might motivate our behaviour and how someone may become a victim of abuse

  • Statistics and information on relating subjects

  • Analysis of the risks of abuse and its long-term effects on the victim

  • Personal stories and relevant case studies of being a victim of emotional abuse, suicide and alcohol abuse

  • Signposting to appropriate agencies and an opportunity to access support and guidance (including Beat: The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity, CEOP Education, and Childline)

  • A Christian response to the topic inc. biblical teaching on value, self-esteem and respect

Key curriculum themes

  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Puberty and Sexual Health

  • Positive Relationships, Forming and Maintaining Respectful Relationships, Bullying, Abuse and Discrimination

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