The Young Men's and Young Women's workshops run for 60 minutes per topic (as listed below). We can deliver one stand-alone session in response to an identified need, however, the program is best afforded with the sessions running in sequential order.
This thorough delivery of the content enables young people to navigate their emotions by championing pro-social skills, matured and rehearsed to provide the benefit of mentoring, coaching and experiential learning.
The content is aligned with the Respectful Relationships curriculum (VIC), although through a process of consultation our facilitators will ensure that the deliverables are specific to the beneficiary in consideration of age, circumstance and the host organisations objectives.
Most sessions include an engaging mix of group discussion, small group work, multimedia case studies, self-reflection, individual exercises and practical scenarios. Both the 'Violence pt. 2' and the 'Cycles' sessions include some role-play and psychodrama activities.
Below is a list of the sessions including the objectives of each (if what your looking for is not here please contact us to discuss how we can help)
‣ Recognise how and why young men assume pseudo masculine identities
‣ Recognise the inherent negative qualities of pseudo masculine identities
‣ Be able to recognise pro-social mature masculine identities
‣ Accept and promote the mature masculine qualities of their own identity
Violence (1 & 2)
Understand and identify types of Violence
‣ Recognise drivers of conflict
‣ Develop self-awareness for participants own patterns of violence
‣ Mature empathy for victims of violence
‣ Learn and apply an effective bystander approach to Violence
‣ The Effective Bystander Approach session expands on the learnings from the Violence Session.
‣ Explore a variety of situations in which violence commonly occurs in the community
‣ Develop practical skills to negate conflict situations, avoid harm to self and others, and influence outcomes.
‣ Understand the fundamental basis on which healthy relationships are sustained
‣ Recognise what may constitute an unhealthy or negative relationship
‣ Recognise ‘Red Flags’ in a relationship and develop skills for dealing with them
‣ Understand how Consent applies to sexual relations
‣ Develop awareness and skills to promote pro-social peer relationships
‣ Understand how trauma can shape our own behavior and affect our relationships
‣ Understand how trauma can affect our relationship with ourselves
‣ By exploring empathy role-plays participants develop awareness for how their behavior effects / has affected others
‣ Develop skills in how to make a positive change to break negative patterns of behavior
‣ Understand the developmental changes that occur during adolescence that affect risk-taking and decision making
‣ Understand and recognise individual differences, situational factors, and peer pressure as they relate to decision-making and risk-taking
‣ Understand how intuition and emotions drive decision-making processes
‣ Develop a process to assist in risk mitigation and positive decision making, including; risk assessment framework, creative alternatives, gathering information, personal values, sound reasoning and commitment to follow through (whats at stake)
‣ Understand resilience as a concept
‣ Understand emotional intelligence as a concept
‣ Develop skills for self-care, self-awareness, social awareness
‣ Develop skills to promote a pro-social environment amongst peers where these learned skills can be employed
‣ Understand patterns of negative thought and develop skills to negate them
‣ Under-go a process of breaking down stigmas around communication, particularly around vulnerability and expressing emotions.
‣ Understand why self-talk is important, and how to harness positive self-talk as a tool for personal transformation
‣ Develop awareness and skills in communication adaptability
‣ Enhance ability to listen and understand others
‣ Increase awareness and understanding of family violence and the impact on victims and bystanders
‣ Develop an emotional conduit to shared accountability for children
‣ Provide clarity and understanding for family violence and intervention orders
‣ Build communication skills and afford strategies for positive parenting and respectful relationships