Rize Above is a multi-stream primary prevention relationship education program for young people, developed by Relationships Australia South Australia in partnership with the City of Salisbury.
Every year in Australia, over 300,000 women experience violence1.
Intimate partner violence contributes to more death, disability and illness in women aged 15 to 44 than any other preventable risk factor2.
About Rize Above
Rize Above is a multi-stream primary prevention relationship education program for young people. Developed by Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) in partnership with the City of Salisbury, Rize Above was built with the guidance and influence of young community members.
Responding to the drivers of violence, the Rize Above program aims to reduce violence against women and their children. The online course can be completed as part of a school response or by an individual.
For more information about Rize Above visit https://rizeabove.org.au.
Launch of Rize Above
Rize Above was officially launched Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at the Salisbury Community Hub.
Representatives from RASA, the City of Salisbury and the first host schools spoke at the launch. All speakers highlighted the damaging effects of family violence on young people.
‘Young people affected by family violence suffer from lower social and emotional competence and diminished academic performance… and live in constant fear of abuse”
— Jacky Smith, Mark Oliphant College
Since launching its online component, Rize Above is moving towards in-school delivery and the peer mentorship program. Twenty Year 11 and Year 12 peer mentors will be joining the program. These peer mentors will help guide the program, ensuring the voice of young people is consistently heard.
The Rize Above program will be delivered online and in schools. At the first two host schools — Mark Oliphant College and Playford International College — more than 1,000 young people will undertake the course in 2021 and 2022.