TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS THAT WORK WITH HIGH RISK YOUNG PEOPLE
The Safety Box ® training is extensive requiring all members of the training to undertake both practical and theoretical learning.
Viewing violence through the lens of public health, The Safety Box employs an evidence-based model, proven to reduce violence in different cultural contexts. The Safety Box in partnership with Cure Violence & Surviving Our Streets successfully implemented this model for the first time in a UK Prison, this was a slight adaptation from the Cure Violence USA model into a UK YOI where the group violence reduced by 96% in one year. Research indicates that violence, like other behaviours is acquired or learned – mainly through modelling, observing, imitating or copying. We learn socially from those around us how to act, what to do, and what is expected of us. After the age of 10, these behaviours become unconsciously “regulated” not by family, but by peers. Social norms, the expectations of an immediate peer group are the greatest indicator to predict how an individual will respond to a given situation, including whether or not they will react violently when “feeling” threatened, insulted, or wronged. Furthermore, the greatest predictors of violent events, regardless of the specific political, religious, social, or economic motivations for violence or how it manifests (tribal conflict, militia warfare, street gangs) - are prior events. Just as nothing predicts a case of influenza, as exposure to a prior active case of influenza, nothing predicts a violent act as accurately as a preceding violent act – committed against you, someone close to you, or to your group.
By employing a pioneering epidemiological model, The Safety Box ® model is unique in the approach we take to handling violent behaviours and causing a mindset shift.
Staff Training Courses with 12 month licence fee
Course 1 -
Training for professionals that work with young people at risk.
The Safety Box programme delivery, two courses delivered over 4 days.
Day 1 – Course 1 content training (tailored)
Day 2 – Course 1 content training (tailored), development of in house programme using content taught on day 1 and 2.
Day 3 – Course 2 content training (tailored)
Day 4 – Delivery of course content, support and structure and awards
The types of weapons and their use
Guns and how to avoid cross fire
Effective Communication and Body Language
Personality types & Traits
Behaviour management & cultural perspective
Understanding and recognizing trauma and the impact on young people
How to deliver therapeutic support
Delivering support (a non traditional way)
Solution focused practice
Demystifying “Ganja” and “Spice”
Hormones, Violence, The Mind and Conflict
Knives and the Impact on the Body
Consequences of Knife Crime the long term impact on the family and sentencing
Changing your working style to meet the needs of youth at risk
Business and an alternative ways to make money
Course 2 - personal protection and defence for professionals working with vunerable adults and youth at risk.
Knife protection and personal safety training
Gross motor functional movement
Control and Restraint of Minors for professionals
Blocking and Deflection
Understanding danger zones
Personal Safety and Mental Awareness
Reading body language
Training for our self defence instructors, youth outreach workers and violence interrupters® is very specific. Our filtering system takes place very early in the interview process to ensure we are training the right types of individuals for the job.
We use this process to “validate” the self defence teachers, youth trainers and violence interrupters as credible to ensure they can effectively engage with the high-risk participants. This process also weeds out those unsuitable for the role.
Once identified, all participants are trained on our 2 week in house program, violence interrupters® employ high-risk conflict mediation techniques to mediate conflict, stop retaliations, pre-empt and stop violent incidents occurring.
what programs are available for replication?
Urban Knife Self Defence
Self Defence for youth
All School Program Material
Gang Intervention Strategies
Safeguarding against Radicalisation
Cure Violence Interrupter Replication Program
Who Can Enroll for our training programs?
LOW RISK PROGRAMS
Martial Art Schools / Instructors (compulsory for defence programs)
Former Teachers / Teachers
Frontline Gang Workers
CURE VIOLENCE - HIGH RISK INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Ex Offenders with violent history
Former Gang Members
Cognizant "Street Aware" Youth Workers