Gang Awareness Inset & PTA Training

What is your school or youth organisation doing about gang crime awareness and intervention? 2020 Dreams Gang Awareness training can help you to answer that question to the satisfaction of parents, students, OFSTED and the wider community.

Gang-focused Inset Training and Consultancy

If you want to benefit from the content and structure of 2020 Dreams workshops while saving costs and maximising staff and pupil engagement, our Gang Awareness Inset days are designed for you.

This specialist training, based around our hard-hitting Hard2Engage programme, will enable you and your colleagues to deliver high quality gang awareness education in a consistent manner. If everyone is on the same page, your school gang intervention programmes will be more likely to succeed and be taken seriously by students, parents and stakeholders.

Our popular workshops use evidence-based strategies for engaging with young people. Our training and consultancy packages will pass on these techniques, which include role plays and open forum debate, to help everyone from LSAs to the senior leadership team to run and design effective lessons and workshops. Following the training your staff will be able to help young people to discuss their opinions and experiences without them feeling judged, embarrassed or disrespected.

These powerful concepts and techniques can also be adapted for use in other topic areas, increasing cost efficiency yet further. Just as importantly, we will cover all associated areas of workshop design and delivery including compliance, health and safety and safeguarding. We can tailor your training or consultancy to the needs of your school including tackling those sensitive areas that are difficult to talk about.

Customised PTA Gang Awareness Training

Is your Parent Teacher Association looking for a responsible and effective way to maximise the benefit of funds? 2020 Dreams also offer training sessions for PTA organisations. We can cater for both individual school PTA groups and regional or national PTA networks.

One of the biggest benefits of PTA-level training is the ability to gather parents, teaching professionals and other stakeholders into one room. The lessons learned can then be taught in the classrooms and community while being reinforced in the home.

A gang relies on violence and crime to survive. Therefore, if just one student can be convinced to make the decision to resist gang membership or leave a gang, that will benefit both the risks to that young child and the health of the wider community through reduced gang crime and violence.

Getting to Grips With Gangs Publication

Getting to Grips with Gangs – A Resource Guide for Teachers, Parents, Young People and the Wider Community’ is a 2020 Rising publication focused on raising awareness about the gang culture in the UK. It looks at the risk factors that lead young people to become involved with gangs; the fashion, structure and behaviour of gangs and the various state and community initiatives that are attempting to tackle the problem.

With children as young as 13 being stabbed, dozens of young men and women losing their lives, violent turf wars springing up over social media insults and county lines drug trafficking spreading out into rural areas, the gang culture in the UK is of deep concern to anyone who cares about the future of our children and the health of our communities.

Before we can tackle the gang problem effectively, we need to understand as much as we can about it. Where do gangs recruit their members? Why do some young people join gangs and others don’t? What do gangs do and how are they structured? What interventions have been shown to reduce gang activity?

The more we understand, the more effective we can be when designing programmes, forming community groups and talking to young people themselves.

Getting to Grips with Gangs,’ will equip readers with up to date information, research findings and the details of various anti-gang strategies.

All 2020 Rising publications are also designed to be hands-on and practical. Teachers and parents will find plenty of activities, discussion points and real life case studies (both uplifting and harrowing) to help them to engage with their students and children.

Topics include:

  • UK gang fashion
  • Working together to tackle gangs
  • The impact of poor mental health
  • Social interventions
  • Initiation and grooming by elders and peers
  • Drug trafficking and county lines operations
  • Defining a gang
  • The 3 R’s of gang life: reputation, respect and retaliation
  • The influence of social media, music and gaming
  • Joint Enterprise convictions
  • Getting out of gangs (for parents and young gang members)
  • Community mobilisation
  • Suppression tactics: do they work?
  • The postcode trap
  • Sexual exploitation in UK Gangs

Publications

To support our work in raising awareness we have produced a number of books.

Topics include Knife Crime, Gang Prevention, Mental Health & more.

Our publications are suitable for both parents & teachers.

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The tragic events in London at the start of 2018 cannot be allowed to become the new norm. To make a booking or to find out more about 2020 Dreams gang awareness training and consultancy, please either send us an email to hello@2020dreams.org.uk or call us on 0800 4714983.

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If you’re looking for Gang Prevention Awareness workshops for young people in schools, community or charity organisations please visit our gang workshop page for more info.