Young Women

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Chin Up Project workshops offer primary prevention tools to young men and woman aged between 12-24 years old. Those in crisis, demonstrating high risk-taking behaviors or who are involved with the justice system derive particular benefit from our program.

A multimedia pack featuring a series of video interviews is the beating heart of the Chin Up Project, the common link through all the workshop content.

Each interview offers a relatable, socially and ethically responsible adult to provide as an attainable and realistic role-model. The workshop draws on a theme that emerges from the video interview.

Our workshops form a truly unique portrayal of the beauty in real peoples relationship with morality and is an incredibly powerful platform on which to engage young people.

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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):

 

Identity

‣ Create awareness for factors impacting women 

‣ Explore concepts of equality, opportunity and gender stereotypes 

‣ Explore self-image and how this is impacted by popular culture

‣ Accept and promote the true self 

 

Violence  - Pt.1

‣ Understand and identify types of Violence

‣ Recognise drivers of conflict

‣ Develop self-awareness for participants own patterns of violence

‣Understand concepts of power and control

‣ Explore concept of sexual violence

‣ Learn and apply an effective bystander approach to Violence

 

Violence (Effective Bystander Approach) - Pt.2

‣ The Effective Bystander Approach session expands on the learnings from the Violence Session.

‣ Explore a variety of situations in which violence commonly occurs for women n the community

‣ Develop practical skills to negate violence, avoid harm to self and others, and influence outcomes.

 

Respectful Relationships  

‣ 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

 

Cycles

‣ 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

 

Decision Making

‣ 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)

 

Resilience  

‣ 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

 

Communication  

‣ 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

 

Parenting

‣  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