Gangs & Exploitation Awareness Training for Parents and Carers

May 12th 2021

This FREE commended course is now an online interactive 3 week course for all parents/carers in Havering, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham.

About this event

This round will be delivered on Microsoft Teams (This App can downloaded on phones, tablets or laptops). Please familiarise yourself with the app prior to the first session.

The dates for this course are three consecutive weeks on THURSDAYS 3rd, 10th and 17th JUNE at 7-9pm (all sessions to be attended).

Gangs & Exploitation Awareness Training for Parents and Carers–

We will be discussing the following topics-

  • What street gangs are and what they do.
  • To understand some of the language/social media used by gangs and young people.
  • Looking into the term “county lines”
  • The different stages of exploitation and recognise some of the signs and symptoms of children who may have been exploited.
  • Stress responses and behaviour.
  • Some of the reasons children may be more vulnerable to exploitation by gangs and the link to childhood trauma.
  • The trauma experienced by children and young people involved in gang lifestyles.
  • “Attachment” and the need for strong, nurturing attachments between parent/caregiver and child.
  • Resilience in children.
  • Parenting tools.
  • Why our children may resist help/support from services. and exploitation