Building Trust – Domestic Abuse and Youth Homelessness

Building Trust – Domestic Abuse and Youth Homelessness is aimed at school faculties, organisations and community groups who work with youth. Focuses on strategies that help students at risk of domestic abuse and homelessness through lived experience.

Matt Vapor shares his experiences of domestic abuse and how this disrupted his education. Matt also explains issues surrounding his behaviour in school and how teacher’s interactions reinforced his issues within himself.


  • Outline how educational outcomes are linked to domestic circumtances

  • Describe mental processes of disengaged youth

  • Provide alternative strategies when approaching disengaged youth

  • Describe the long-lasting effects of domestic abuse, educational disengagement and homelessness

This talk contains the following topics:

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • School Violence

  • Educational Disadvantage

  • Educational Disconnection

  • Homelessness

  • Mental Health

  • Suicide


  • Youth Workers

  • Community Development

  • Teachers

  • Education Assistants

  • Educators

  • Education Administrators

Matt Vapor
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This talk and workshop is written and delivered by Matt Vapor.

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