A diverse range of psycho-education workshops, suitable for groups of young people, individual young people, as well as professionals working with young people such as such as school staff, social workers, support workers, foster parents, etc.
Protective Behaviours Workshops
Protective Behaviours (PBs) is a safety awareness and life skills programme which builds confidence and resilience by exploring our right to feel safe. The PB framework helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened. It can be used as an abuse prevention strategy, as well as promoting good citizenship. Additionally it recognises that life is also about challenging ourselves and taking safe risks in order that we try new things, and that this is both part of our development and an important life skill. The programme also looks at identifying support networks for times when we need someone to listen and help.
Protective Behaviours is based on two key messages:
- We all have the right to feel safe all of the time
- We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small
The programme can be used in a wide range of settings by teachers, parents, women’s refuge workers, the police, social workers, youth workers, health visitors and community workers. The approach therefore also provides a useful framework for working together to keep children safe.
I offer one day basic training sessions for professionals such as foster parents, school staff, support workers, etc introducing the basics of Protective Behaviours, exploring the themes and ideas of Protective Behaviours and how practitioners can use the skills for themselves in their work and with the children and young people they work with.
I also offer a six-week programmes to young people both individually or in groups.