Street Aid is an innovative new training programme that acknowledges the issues that young people face, and prepares them to respond to difficult situations in a pro-active way to safeguard themselves and others.

These interactive workshops encourage dialogue about key social issues facing young people in our communities and aims at reducing the escalating violence and fatalities linked to knife crime.

Street Aid is split into the following 2 hour modules:

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 attacks and other injuries that may be encountered. We show individuals how they can use what’s on/near to them to help preserve life in the absence of a first aid kit.

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 the decision making process down 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.

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’ll 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 behavior and de-escalating conflict.

RESILIENCE

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’ll 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 behavior and de-escalating conflict.

CUT IT OUT

Some people think that carrying a knife makes them feel safer, but statisitically 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.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Knowing the difference between a good relationship and a bad one is an important skill for young people to grow and develop healthy, loving relationships. Within this module we look through a young person’s perspective and their thoughts and feelings on what a healthy relationship is, whilst keeping an open dialogue around the topic. We will also look at the impacts of an unhealthy relationship and learn skills on identifying toxic relationship behaviours.

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health issues are one of the leading courses of problems for young people, and it’s important to learn the differences to get the best help available. We explore why mental health issues are an ever-increasing problem, how to spot them and the services available to help both themselves and others that are suffering from them.

DRUGS

In a society in which the availability and ease of buying drugs is higher than ever, we will identify the different drugs available, their risks and the effects they have on the person and the wider community around them, as well as identifying peer pressure tactics and offer coping strategies.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media has been a phenomenon – but it doesn’t come without problems. We explore the positive and negative aspects, as well as internet safety. We also support an open dialogue on the opinions of our young learners and their thoughts on the increasing importance of social media in their lives.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Our sexual health workshop will establish why knowledge in this area is so important, why it’s important to make it a priority and help remove some of the stigma surrounding keeping good sexual health, and why it is vital to keep healthy sexual relationships. We supply help and advice, as well as inform our students of the resources available at their disposal.

COUNTY LINES

The unfortunate truth is that younger and younger children are being groomed as drug mules for gangs, with no concern for the child. This workshop will explore the term ‘County Lines’ and the effects of this exploitation on the individual, families and communities. We will teach how to spot signs of grooming and exploitation and highlight practical solutions and prevention methods.

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