Saturday, October 16

What is coercive control and why did it become a compulsory subject in UK schools


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The difference between a healthy relationship and an abusive one is not always obvious.

Last September, the British government made coercive control training compulsory at school.

The difference between a healthy relationship and an abusive one is not always obvious, especially when the lasting impact is not as visible as a scar, but it can be just as damaging.

When Sarah * was almost 16 years old, she began to approach a boy in her class named Zach. After talking for a few weeks, he invited her to go to a concert.

At first she was nervous because she wasn’t used to going out alone, so she asked if her friends could go too.


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