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Commbank grant helps to reduce relationship violence

Thanks to a grant from Commonwealth Bank, our TRG team can effectively roll out the relationship violence interactive theatre show 'Control Freak'.

Control Freak addresses the small controlling behaviours that do not contribute to happy, healthy relationships but rather could lead to violent relationships. The play has been devised in consultation with domestic violence experts from the University of WA, Patricia Giles Centre womens refuge and the WA Police Family and Violence State Coordination Unit.  The play provides young people with the opportunity to practice responses to plausible social situations that exhibit controlling behaviour. 

The Commonwealth Bank Grant of $10,000 will help us to engage over 3,000 young people aged 12-18 from at-risk secondary school to provide an interactive theatre workshop.  The theatre workshop will help young people gain an understanding of healthy relationship and the potential effects of intimate partner or relationship violence. Curriculum resources with supporting pre- and post-workshop activities will be provided to teachers. This Community Grant supports the delivery of the program to 50 secondary schools, helping to educate the next generation and reduce levels of domestic violence into the future.

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