Locally Unika will support African communities to have a voice in their community in languages that they understand, work with agencies and schools, enabling volunteers to play a role in decision making, signposting to training, and creating sustainable ways to contribute and enjoy life in the places they live.
Unika and partners Positive Roots will be working together localLy to empower individuals and communities by providing them with the appropriate transitional skills to lead a violence-free and healthy lifestyle both in the UK and abroad.
Everyone deserves a positive future, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality or age. Unika with the affiliation of Positive Roots our aim is to help individuals unlock their full potential by creating and implementing positive change through the use of innovative parent, youth and professionals training programmes and proven methods to achieve individual success, which will enable them to have a positive, secure and stable environment and empower them to build a foundation. We acknowledge that we live in an ever-changing society and endeavour to ensure that our products and services reflect these social changes by adapting to the needs of our clients.
For further information please contact the programme provider directly via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a place contact Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust via email to: email@example.com.
Domestic Violence Programme
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TAAP – Teen 2 Adult Abuse Programme:
This programme has been developed to address the violent behaviour by young people towards their parents or other family members. The programme adopts a cognitive behavioural approach to help young people stop using violent and abusive behaviour in favour of non-violent and respectful ways of communicating and resolving conflict within the family. This programme is designed to be used one to one with perpetrators and in conjunction with parallel restorative justice and parenting programmes to address the needs and provide support to victims. There will be 3 joint perpetrator/victim sessions throughout the programme to introduce the programme requirements, develop appropriate safety strategies to minimise and de-escalate conflict within the family home and direct restorative justice conferencing to include all affected family members.
By engaging and completing this programme perpetrators will have gained the following learning outcomes:
- Be accountable for their behaviour (no minimisations, denials or justifications)
- Understand the impact their behaviour has on others as well as themselves
- Know how to actively take responsibility for their own behaviour
- Control their emotions and put into action strategies to de-escalate conflict
- Distinguish between abusive and respectful communication
- Be able to resolve conflict without abuse or violence
- Understand that they have choices about their behaviour and are able to choose to be non-violent.
Fix Up Look Sharp – Weapons Awareness Programme: @ Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton LU4 0QQ
This programme is in the form of a 1 day workshop aimed at parents/carers of children and young people from Year 7 +. The workshop must be attended by both the child/young person and their parents/carers. This workshop is aimed at parents and carers who are concerned that their child/young person are carrying offensive weapons; are at risk of carrying offensive weapons or becoming involved in gang relating offending or anti-social behaviour. The objective of this programme is to support young people and their parents/carers in developing the skills required to manage risks associated with the use and possession of offensive weapons. This objective is in line with the Every Child Matters Outcome “Keeping Safe”. This is a prevention and early intervention programme specifically to divert children and young people away from the Criminal Justice System.
This workshop will raise awareness of the risks and dangers associated with group related offences and carrying and using offensive weapons. The programme draws upon a restorative and holistic approach in its delivery. Participants will also develop a range of skills such as effective communication with their children and young people, thus enhancing/building upon the parent/child relationship. It will also provide young people and their parents and carers the opportunity to effectively discuss the issues; fears and concerns from each other’s perspective with the overall objective of finding solutions and strategies to keep safe.
This programme is limited to only 10 places (i.e. 1 parent/carer & 1 child/young person). For further information please contact the programme provider directly via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a place contact Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust via email to: email@example.com.
MAGIC Youth Coaching Programme: @ Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton LU4 0QQ
This is a coaching programme for young people of secondary school age and above to help them grow on many different levels and excel. With an established track record in schools and community settings, the M.A.G.I.C. programme is known to help young people achieve dramatic and positive results in their levels of motivation, assertiveness, goal achievement, initiative and ability to communicate with confidence. When you coach a young person using the M.A.G.I.C. model, they benefit in the following ways:
- By being listened to, and learning how to listen to others
- From increased levels of motivation
- By learning how to set goals, and break down goals into manageable sections
- By recognising their potential and how to work towards it
- From an increased awareness of assertiveness, and how to assert themselves confidently
- By identifying their core values – what is most important to them
- From learning how to use their initiative
- By learning the importance of responding, and not reacting
- From an increased ability to communicate effectively and with confidence
- From an alternative source of learning and developmentFor further information please contact the programme provider directly via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a place contact Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust via email to: email@example.com. Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities – Parenting Programme: 13 sessions commencing May 2014 @ Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton LU4 0QQThe Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) parenting support intervention is a community based programme specifically designed to promote some of the protective factors associated with ‘good parenting’ such as, developing close and warm parent-child relationships; using methods of discipline that supports self-discipline in children; fostering self-esteem of children; Developing strategies to deal with risky situations; Managing anger.At the same time SFSC attends to the factors in parenting that are associated with increased risk such as, inconsistent parenting; harsh discipline in an overly critical environment; limited supervision; isolation and lack of knowledge of community resources. The SFSC parent programme is based on a strengths based ‘facilitative model’ which aims to raise the consciousness of parents. In addition, the curriculum aims to help families develop or promote: strong ethnic and cultural roots; positive parent-child relationships; a range of life skills; self-esteem, self-discipline and social competence; and ability to access community resources.For further information please contact the programme provider directly via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a place contact Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust via email to: email@example.com. Resilience in Family Work – Professionals Training Programme: Wednesday 9th April 2014 (10-4pm) @ Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton LU4 0QQ
This training is aimed at all professionals working with children, young people and families. This is a basic introduction to resilience and how it can be used as a powerful and effective tool for practitioners to engage families, build upon the professional working relationship and to empower families to resolve problems independent of professional support or to prevent crisis. Practitioners attending this course will be:
- Introduced to a range of tools and strategies to help promote and build resilience in the families they are working with
- More confident to deal with difficult situations and issues
- More self-aware and gain an understanding of how to ensure they are not the barrier to engagement or effective intervention
- Able to apply a strengths based approach to the delivery of service to promote and build resilience.
This programme is limited to only 20 places and is available at a cost of £70 per participant. Lankelly Chase is funding 10 FREE places which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For further information please contact the programme provider directly via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book a place contact Lewsey Farm Learning Centre Trust via email to: email@example.com.