Street Aid Facilitators’ Course
We are launching our Street Aid Facilitator course!
We are very pleased to announce, our Street Aid Facilitators’ course is now available to purchase. We have been delivering our Facilitators’ course funded since 2019 to organisations across the UK including Kent, Walsall, and Coventry. Facilitators should be individuals who support young people at risk aged 14-24, including but not exclusive to: teachers, those working in a pastoral or safeguarding role; social workers, working on a 1:1 basis with young people and Early Help support workers.
When asked why they wanted to complete the course, our current Street Aid Facilitators said:
- “Street Aid would be a great thing to offer to our schools and young people, it’s really relevant in the current circumstances.”
- “To be able to deliver the Street Aid sessions to the families and young people that I work with.”
- “I felt Street Aid is a very hands-on approach to targeting an issue that is very relevant to the young people of today in a direct way.”
- “I believe Street Aid can make a huge difference to young people and their families.”
Street Aid is the culmination of years of experience working with young people in a community and custodial setting. What has become increasingly apparent is that many young people are incredibly unprepared for dealing with conflict, lack consequential thinking skills and do not possess the strategies and ability to be resilient to many of the challenges they face.
Street Aid is made up of five modules which can be delivered face to face or adapted to be delivered virtually.
1. Conflict Resolution
Knowing how to respond to conflict to avoid physical interaction can be incredibly challenging for some people. During this session, we ensure individuals have a succinct and sound understanding of conflict and the reasons it exists. We will explore the stages of escalation and how to carry out a dynamic risk and threat assessment. Finally, we will ensure you know and understand a range of practical strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour and de-escalating conflict.
Never has it been so important to talk. The pressures and stresses faced by many young people can have a profound impact on mental health and behaviour. This workshop works to break down the barriers of communication and encourage individuals to spot the warning signs, in them and those around them, that can impact mental wellbeing. We will identify coping strategies and preventative measures that promote resilience.
3. Street First Aid
Taking the principles of Emergency First Aid, we make them relevant to the type of injuries that might be as a result of conflict on the street. We cover gun shot and knife wounds, acid attaches and other injuries that may be encountered. We show individuals how they can use that’s on/near to them to help preserve life in the absence of a First Aid kit.
4. Consequential Thinking Skills
Instant gratification dominates many individuals’ thinking skills and thought processes. Act now, think later is very much the sad reality. During this session we break down the decision-making process and encourage individuals to consider the consequences and impact their decision making has on them and those around them. Considering the consequences of your actions has never been so important.
5. Cut it Out
Some people think that carrying a knife makes them feel safer but statistically it actually increases the likelihood of them being a victim of knife crime. This session looks at the reasons people decide to carry knives and explores the impact this can have not only on the individual but on others, and the community as a whole.
Individuals wishing to complete the Street Aid Facilitator course will be able to do so at their own pace and timeframe as the course is hosted on our ’On-Demand’ portal. This portal allows facilitators to access a range of knowledge through written and visual media. These resources are available whenever it suits the facilitator, as they have been pre-recorded. This way of learning allows Facilitators to complete the course whenever they want, wherever they want. There is no need to book days out of the calendar, as you can access the course in and around the working day. The Street Aid Facilitators’ course has no set course dates.
It is important to us at Project Initiative that we make a difference to as many young people’s lives as possible. It is impossible for us alone to deliver Street Aid to young people across the UK, but with the help of Facilitators, we will be able to reach even more young people. If you have any further questions about the Street Aid Facilitators’ course, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01827 216 171.