ICAWC 2013 - Taking the Lead with Young Offenders - Maria Gill

1,100 views

Published on

ICAWC 2013 Barcelona, Spain - Maria Gill's presentation on Taking the Lead with Young Offenders

Published in: Education, Lifestyle
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,100
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
126
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

ICAWC 2013 - Taking the Lead with Young Offenders - Maria Gill

  1. 1. Taking the Lead with Young Offenders: An Education and Training Project
  2. 2. What is ‘Taking the Lead’? • A natural extension of the education work we’ve been doing for last 10 years in schools and Pupil Referral Units
  3. 3. Why Are Young Offenders A Key Audience? • Dogs Trust key messages are essential for this audience • Living in or returning to target communities • Essential in tackling anti-social behaviour involving dogs
  4. 4. How Does The Programme Benefit Dogs • Dogs living in affected communities stand a greater chance of leading a healthy and happy life • Instils a sense of responsibility, respect and empathy for all living beings
  5. 5. What Are The Aims Of The Programme? • Re-engagement and increased self-worth • Improved Functional Skills (Maths, English and Communication)
  6. 6. What Does The Programme Consist Of? • Engaging and interactive ‘Dog-themed’ workshops • Topics include Dog Law, Dog Care and Welfare and Safety Around Dogs • They also involve dog/youth interaction where relevant
  7. 7. Why Does The Programme Work? • The young people we work with can relate to many of the issues we cover • Through their own lives they can empathise with the dog’s experiences and this encourages them to build a relationship based on sympathy and understanding
  8. 8. How Has The Programme Progressed So Far? • Piloted in early 2011 in various parts of London • We now work with over 20 Young Offenders teams across the UK, as well as Young Offenders’ institutions • By 2014 we will have over 22 Youth Trainers across the UK
  9. 9. Choosing Appropriate Resources Short, fun, interactive tasks: • Sorting cards • Presentations • Worksheets • Quizzes • Video clips • Practical, ‘hands-on’ activities • Quick activities that provide a sense of achievement Insert image
  10. 10. Barriers To Learning • Building a rapport • Clear aims and objectives • Group dynamics • Regular breaks • Behaviour management • Approaching challenging attitudes • When these barriers are broken down it gives a huge sense of achievement
  11. 11. Thank You and Good Luck! Contact the Education Team at Dogs Trust educ@dogstrust.org.uk

×