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1. Have you ever?

This can be a useful exercise to give you lots of information about your group and you can help direct the questioning to suit the needs of the group and the subject.

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2. Like/hate knife crime

The objective of this activity is to engage young people in a discussion around knife crime and to identify and discuss different points of view.

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3. Anonymous information gathering

This training will develop a greater understanding of the needs within your group.

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4. Statement: The only behaviour you can control is your own

The purpose of this activity is to try and get young people to realise it’s their choice how they behave. As well as getting young people to explore the statement, create the opportunity for them to discuss it and really understand what it means.

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5. Total behaviour car

This training develops a basic understanding of behaviour and emotions and the concept of self-control, using the analogy of a car.

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6. Truths and Lies

This training explores the statistics and facts surrounding knife crime in Scotland.

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7. Handcuff social circles

This training explores with young people the social circles they identify with.

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8. Shrinking gang

The purpose of this activity is to generate discussion with young people about the way in which involvement in gang culture affects other parts of your life and the impact that might have later on in life.

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9. Alcohol/drugs relay

This is a great activity to help understand the effects of alcohol and drugs on young people’s reactions. In a visual practical way it creates an opportunity for those taking part to discuss what alcohol and drugs can do to the human body, especially when out and about with your palls at the weekend.

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10. Action replay and Body Parts

This training aims to dispel the common myth that “there are safe places to stab or be stabbed”.

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11. My map

The purpose of this activity is to generate discussion with young people about where they choose to hang out, what might make these safe or unsafe places and to reflect on personal safety.

Toolkit Training

As part of the national NKBL support programme, we provide free training on both our practitioner toolkits – Sharp Solutions 2.0 and One knife, many victims. Marks story toolkit.

 

This page gives access to the online versions of these knife crime prevention courses, delivered by John Martin of Encourage Training.

Introduction

1. Have you ever?

2. Like/hate knife crime

3. Anonymous information gathering

4. Statement: The only behaviour you can control is your own

5. Total behaviour car

6. Truths and Lies

7. Handcuff social circles

8. Shrinking gang

9. Alcohol/drugs relay

10. Action replay and Body Parts

11. My map

Important information

John Martin is a professional youth worker with over a decade’s experience of working face-to-face with young people.
The following training videos are not a substitute for, but should be used in conjunction with, other techniques and tools. They should only be used by those who have successfully completed suitable training in relation to youth work.

 

The identities of the young people featured in the videos have been protected.

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