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Tackling Violence in Devon Teenagers
LINX is a targeted group work programme designed to work with young people that maybe finding it difficult to manage their behaviour or to engage in activities.
Some of these young people may have witnessed or experienced violence.
The theme underpinning the programme is the link between young people's experiences, how they feel as a result of this, and the Impact it has on their offending behaviour.
- The programme is co-facilitated by two experienced professionals.
Effect, impact and Communication
Positive relationships and sexual respect
Equality and diversity, peer pressure and victim empathy
Risk management, rights
Respect and empathy for others
Self-esteem and goal setting
Safety and support
Taking responsibility for their own behaviour
Learning different, non-violent ways of dealing with life's challenges
The young people will:
- Gain a better understanding of themselves.
Gain support and guidance through a challenging time in their life.
Gain a belief in themselves, empathy for others as well as themselves.
Be offered an opportunity to help other young people going through the programme once they have completed
Gain a certificate of completion once they have finished the programme
For general background info about the LINX programme see below:
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