Young people in Logan teaching respect to prevent domestic violence

612 ABC Brisbane- Tuesday 27th October 2015

When you’re young, you’re often told what to do, how to behave and what is right and wrong.

While it’s important to have guidance, sometimes we forget the power of letting young people make change themselves.

Youth and Family Service’s R4Respect program is for people aged 12 to 24 in Logan.

It uses social media and community events led by young people.

It’s founded in the principle that young people should be the “agents of change, not simply targets to be changed”.

It hopes to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic violence.

Steve spoke to YFS Chief Executive Officer Cath Bartolo and R4Respect Youth Ambassador Jerome Faraimo.

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