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Practitioner Training

Understanding Violence in Young People Training

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At Catch22 we understand the challenges faced by gang involved young people and those of their families. Our work targets and builds on service users’ strengths to prevent individuals becoming involved in gangs and help support those involved to safely exit. In the last year, we have engaged 3,939 gang involved young people, achieved a 94% engagement rate, with 89% of cases seeing improvements in their identified need areas.

Our extensive experience has afforded us with the expertise to support and develop professionals through CPD-certified Understanding Violence in Young People Training to effectively engage this cohort, maximising outcomes achieved. In the last year, practitioner knowledge on lone working, safeguarding, and theories of violence and aggression improved by 46% following participation in our training.

One participant explained:

“It was engaging and very informative. I especially enjoyed the theories behind violence, including the psychology bit. Very interesting! Thank you!”

Our full-day training session for professionals covers:

  • what violence is, why and how it occurs,
  • how trauma (ACEs/PTSD) can impact behaviour,
  • how exploitation and gang affiliation can increase violence or aggression,
  • the national aims that impact ways of working,
  • additional and external resources to facilitate conversations with young people,
  • an overview of lone working procedures,
  • strategies to safeguard and manage associated risks.

Participants will also receive our Understanding Violence booklet to take away from the session.

This training session takes place online from 10am until 4pm (including comfort and lunch breaks), and costs £55 per person. The session is CPD-certified.

Register here