Men, Violence & Gangs - Positive Intervention Skills
Issues around gangs have dominated sociology and criminology for most of the 20th Century and increasingly they have made the UK news. This course charts the development of the body of knowledge in this area, from early theories to contemporary practice. Drawing on the motivational interviewing technique along with some key ideas from Alfred Adler, interventions using case histories, live and historical, detail the numerous complex knots which can be unravelled when initiating change and moving away from gang culture.
- Building rapport and trust with hard men and understanding the role of the "front."
- Understanding the connections between family tension, violence and the need for attachment.
- How to dissolve the "front" - basic techniques
- Why should someone change their style of life - the pros and cons and the relationship to personalisation and payment by results.
Methods of Delivery
The day is a combination of structured input and exercises to enable participants to understand and practice intervention techniques. It is highly interactive and delegates are encouraged to be engaged, fine-tuning their own skills and knowledge of best practice in a safe, supportive environment. They are strongly encouraged to bring case histories to the day either successes or intractable clients.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Understand how gangs form and their economic, sociological and emotional purpose
- Understand how to weigh up the balance with clients to help reflect upon change
- Gain an insight into the style of life and what exists to transcend the current position.
Practitioners working with "hard men" and wanting key intervention skills within the criminal justice, troubled families, youth work, drugs work, homeless hostels & mental health services. Delegates will be expected to be working in the social care and health, criminal justice or psychiatric field.
Activities assigned by the trainer.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.