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Working with girls in gangs

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Working with girls in gangs

Time: February 21, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Stratford London E15
Event Type: cpd
Organized By: 15billion
Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2011

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Event Description

Course Description:

Following the riots the government is now emphasising the need to develop seperate strategies to work with girls in ganmgs. This issue is highlighted in the film Sket, set in east London.

This interactive workshop is geared towards increasing the knowledge and raising the awareness for workers and organisations that intend or currently working with girl gangs. The session will explore some of the issues when working with girl gangs .

Target Audience:

Practitioners working with young women who are in gangs, influenced by them or are victims of girl gangs. Practitioners working generally around Girls issues, or in Gang work.

Topics covered during the workshop will include:

  • What is a gang? Why do girls/young women join gangs?
  • Roles girls and young women play in a gang
  • The rise in girl gangs
  • Raising awareness of issues facing youth workers, when working with girls in gangs
  • Society and stereotypes
  • Examples of good practice of work with girls in gangs

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have an understanding of why girls and young women join gangs
  • Be aware of the roles that girls and young women play within those gangs.
  • Have an understanding of how gangs are structured
  • Have an understanding of skills required to work with girl and young women involved in gangs


£98 per person (no VAT)

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