This course is designed to provide education & social care professionals with a practical understanding of contemporary gang culture and in particular the glamorised version portrayed to, and accepted by many young people. The course’s focus is to educate as well as provide effective counter arguments and brief interventions that can be used with young people.
Who is the Course aimed at?
ALL education professionals / social care staff (including Youth Justice, Social Workers, Early Intervention).
How long is the Course?
What will you learn?
By the end of the event delegates will have a more informed understanding of youth violence and gang culture with an emphasis on practical and effective interventions, increased awareness around the issues and challenges young people face, plus increased confidence to engage and positively address these issues:
- Explore in depth the ‘message’ that young people receive about contemporary gang culture (including media. Social media, peer influences etc)
- Create awareness of the numerous ways of approaching this subject with children and young people depending upon age and levels of understanding
- Have a more informed understanding of levels of risk in terms of which young people are at more risk of gang culture and levels of involvement (inc social, historical, community and familial factors)
- Create a practical understanding of the dangers and risks young people inadvertently face (i.e. Dangers of social media, Joint Enterprise, exploitation, associations / retaliations, negative role modelling, long term impact etc)
- Have explored practical tools available to workers in terms of effective and credible interventions (including utilising case study and DVD examples of offenders’ perspectives and changes in thinking / awareness of the negative lifestyle impact)
- Increasing staffs’ knowledge, skills, and confidence to effectively engage and work with young people around these areas
“An incredibly knowledgeable trainer in this area who has a presence that is captivating, combined with a rare ability to simply explain interventions with a focus on practical applications” James Sykes Hull Safeguarding Board