Early Intervention & Targeted Support
Courses in this section consider the needs of vulnerable, ‘at risk’ or hard to reach young people and offer programmes that explore needs and offer effective ways of engaging them in youth work.
Increasingly, young people’s services are being asked to use youth work skills to engage 'targeted' or 'hard to reach' young people in positive activities. This training provides an opportunity to consider risk factors that contribute to making some young people more 'at risk' of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour than others. It also identifies protective factors and considers ways to build resilience in young people, enabling them to cope better with issues in their lives.
- Consider legislation that impacts on young people, including the Anti-Social Behaviour Act (2003), ABC's & ASBO's
- Identify the factors that contribute to make a young person "at risk"
- Develop an awareness of protective factors and resilience
- Consider effective ways to target hard to reach young people and engage them in youth services
- Share good practice in prevention
This practical training is a basic introduction for anyone looking to develop short anger management programmes in a non-therapeutic environment. Suitable for those working with young people in a range of settings, including youth centres, one-stop-shops and schools, the training comes complete with session plans and tools to facilitate 1:1 or small group work sessions with young people to explore anger, enabling them to express their emotions more positively.
- How to put together a short course that explores feelings of anger and ways to express emotions positively
- Ideas for exploring with young people 'triggers' that can lead to aggression
- Ways to discuss feelings to develop emotional literacy
- Simple techniques to reduce stress and understand and express feelings
- Ways to set and review goals