We think of domestic abuse as a potential destination for any individual regardless of race, gender, sexuality or class. Rather than responding after abuse with ‘how did I get here?’, ‘how do I get out?’, and ‘why did I stay?’ S.W.I.M is the brave new face that encourages us all to recognise and take notice of the signs at an early stage, asking ‘what is my self-worth?’, ‘what can I reasonably expect in a relationship?’, ‘What is acceptable?’, ‘What are my standards for myself?’, ‘How do I spot behaviours and know confidently that they are unreasonable?’
Children who witness domestic abuse at home don’t yet have the choice to leave; girls who are entering domestic abuse relationships as young as 12-years old, don’t realise just how many choices they have.
At Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M), we work with young people to change mind frames, peer culture and current behaviourisms and teach them how to unearth their fullest potential, equipping young people with the self-esteem and confidence to make healthier relationship choices.
S.W.I.M is a pioneering new concept aimed at combating the domestic abuse pandemic at a grass-roots level.
Raising public awareness of domestic abuse issues and the effects on women and girls both
generally and in relation to their social exclusion, by undertaking research and advising agencies on best practice;
S.W.I.M is in its earliest stages. Yet, our ambitions are limitless. We aim to continue taking our endeavors to a global level so that we can actively intervene in the toxic process that is damaging far too many children the world over.
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